The entire DC fandom not to mention the internet was rocked last night when new allegations directed towards director Joss Whedon surfaced. To those unaware, the Avengers filmmaker has been in the receiving end of controversy after he was accused by Ray Fisher of abusive and unprofessional conduct on the set of Justice League, a film he was tasked to continue after Zack Snyder's 2017 withdrawal.
Soon after, other stars who have previously worked with Whedon, most notably Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Charisma Carpenter have come out to voice her support for Fisher and air her own horrible experience working with the director.
But came as the biggest shocker of all was The Hollywood Reporter's internet-breaking exposé claiming that Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot was also a victim of the harassment orchestrated by Whedon himself when they were filming the JL reshoots. According to the report, Gal's career was threatened if she didn't comply with the director's filming requests.
THR has reached out to Gadot amid the allegations and while she was gracious enough to break her silence, her statement clearly indicates that she doesn't want to get into detail about her on-set clash with the director. Confirming that the incident indeed took place a couple of years back, Gadot said: "I had my issues with [Whedon] and Warner Bros. handled it in a timely manner."
It's evident that Gal already wants to put her horrible experiences with Whedon behind her and just move on from the controversial incident. Now, if anything, this confirmation not only places Whedon in a tough spot but also puts Warner Bros. in a bad light as the studio has been openly defending Whedon since Fisher's accusations first surfaced. Naturally, fans aren't going to be happy about this.
Meanwhile, Gal Gadot is expected to return for Wonder Woman 3.