Joss Whedon, who had been accused by Gal Gadot and Ray Fisher of abusive behavior on the set of “Justice League”, has just answered them. The director believes he has nothing to be ashamed of.
He had been accused by Gal Gadot and Ray Fisher of abusive behavior on the set of the DC blockbuster Justice League, of which he had signed reshoots after the departure of Zack Snyder, affected by a family tragedy. Today, Joss Whedon, after a long silence on the subject, speaks in the pages of New York Magazine.
Whedon first addresses Gal Gadot, who said last May that the filmmaker had “threatens” his career, then a few months later that she had been “shocked” by his behavior. “I don’t threaten anyone. Who is capable of doing that? English is not their mother tongue and I tend to be haughty and use flowery language”, simply replied the American, who therefore points to a problem of communication with the one who slips under the costume of Wonder Woman.
Joss Whedon is more strident when it comes to Ray Fisher. In July 2020, the interpreter of Cyborg had accused the director of having behaved “rude, abusive, unprofessional and completely unacceptable”, but also for lightening her skin color in post-production and making big cuts to her character’s story.
At the microphone of New York Magazine, Joss Whedon first declares that he enlightened the entire film and that he spoke for hours with Ray Fisher about his character. For the filmmaker, the story of Cyborg had no “logically no sense” and the actor’s performance left something to be desired.
Whedon, who refutes the accusations of Ray Fisher, is not tender with the latter. “We’re talking about a malevolent force. We’re talking about a bad actor in both senses of the word”, he blurts out, scathingly. Fisher was quick to reply, referring to “lies” and “antics”. Atmosphere…
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