According to the latest reports published by The Hollywood Reporter, Gadot, who plays the demi-goddess in the DC cinematic universe, pushed back on lines Whedon wrote for her character, which led to him threatening to harm her career.
“Joss was bragging that he’s had it out with Gal,” a witness on the set told the publication. “He told her he’s the writer and she’s going to shut up and say the lines and he can make her look incredibly stupid in this movie.”
It was even reported that ‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins “went to battle” with Whedon, which led to a discussion with the Warner Bros team.
Gal reportedly had “multiple concerns” with the revised version of the film, including the aggressiveness of her character which wouldn’t match her portrayal in the hit ‘Wonder Woman’ franchise.
Sources told THR, that Joss said “he’s the writer and she’s going to shut up and say the lines and he can make her look incredibly stupid in this movie.”
In response to the same, Gal released a statement that read, “I had my issues with [Whedon] and Warner Bros. handled it in a timely manner.”
Back in December, the actress opened up about her experience working with Joss amidst accusations that the director created a hostile work environment alongside producers Geoff Johns and Jon Berg.
“I had my own experience with [him], which wasn’t the best one, but I took care of it there and when it happened I took it to the higher-ups and they took care of it. But I’m happy for Ray to go up and say his truth,” Gal said in an interview with Variety.