Joss Whedon, filmmaker, finally speaks out about misconduct claims on the set “Justice League”From actors Ray Fisher, Gal Gadot.
Fisher, who played Cyborg in the 2017 Warner Bros. DC Comics film, previously claimed Whedon’s behavior on the set of extensive reshoots were “gross”And “unprofessional,”He accused Whedon, as well as executives, of lightening the skin tone. WarnerMedia began an internal investigation into his comments.
In a profile New York Magazine, Whedon says claims that he lightened Fisher’s skin tone were “false and unjust,” noting that he gave the entire film a lighter and more colorful look in contrast to the metallic palette of Zack Snyder’s original version (seen in the four-hour “Zack Snyder’s Justice League”).
Whedon also defended trimming down Cyborg’s role in the film, saying he did so for two reasons: one because the storyline “made no sense” and another, according to New York Magazine, because Fisher’s acting was bad. Whedon’s claims were supported by several sources. New York Magazine claims Cyborg was selected for test screenings. “the worst of all the characters in the film.”
The “Avengers”The profile claims that the filmmaker is a “filmmaker”. “spent hours discussing the changes with Fisher”They also shared their thoughts. “friendly and respectful.” As for the motive behind Fisher’s barrage of complaints, Whedon responded, “We’re talking about a malevolent force. We’re talking about a bad actor in both senses.”
Regarding some fans’ speculation that Fisher’s comments were part of a coordinated attack on Whedon, the filmmaker said, “I don’t know who started it. I just know in whose name it was done,”Snyder’s nod. Whedon went on to address the online attacks against his feministism by Snyder fans: “They don’t give a f—k about feminism. I was made a target by my ex-wife, and people exploited that cynically.”Whedon mentioned Kai Cole’s 2017 open letter (published by ) in which he was accused of infidelity, as well as questioning his feminism.
Whedon also addresses criticisms that he received from New York Magazine in the New York Magazine Profile “Justice League”Gal Gadot, Gal’s co-star, claimed that he had threatened her career during 40-day reshoots. “I don’t threaten people. Who does that?”New York Magazine spoke with Whedon about the incident, denigrating it and blaming a miscommunication. “English is not her first language, and I tend to be annoyingly flowery in my speech.” In an email to New York Magazine, Gadot disagreed with Whedon’s assessment: “I understood perfectly.”
According to the filmmaker, there was a clash between styles when he took over directing reshoots. Snyder encouraged actors to use ad-lib dialogue, while Whedon required them to speak their lines exactly as written. The outlet quotes a source who says Whedon stopped the shoot and declared that he had never been to work with him before. “a ruder group of people.”
It’s almost as if no one had any fun making this. “Justice League,”Recently, Ben Affleck spoke out about the experience and said it was a turning point in his life that led him to avoid blockbuster films. Snyder finally got his film in the form “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,”This film was made available on HBO Max in 2021.