- Feb 5, 2013
I loved the first Avengers and liked Age of Ultron far more than Marvel;s other movies. But man I can never forgive this guy for what he did to Justice League. It is so bad it almost looks like a sabotage.I've no patience in reading Ray Fisher's account of how he was screwed over. But it's always nice to see that hack Whedon get shit on. I've never liked the guy and he always rubbed me the wrong way with his preachy tirades about respecting women when it turns out he was a fucking hypocrite this whole time who cheated on his wife and slept around with women working on his shows.
My best friend would probably be heartbroken though learning all this. She's a big fan of Whedon and his work on Buffy.
I dont know how you come into a movie you are tasked with finishing with an ego. I am usually on the side of the directors and I agree that actors should just say the lines, but those actors did not sign on after reading his script. They joined because they liked Snyder and his scripts and his vision. He shouldve understood that and shouldve tried to work with them a little bit more gracefully. The booyah thing is silly but Gal had some of the worst lines in the movie and i can understand her being pissed about it.
There is an insane line in the final version of Justice League where Superman comes and asks Batman what he needs help with. He goes "I know you didnt bring me back just because you like me." And Batman fumbles like a schoolgirl and say " I .... dont.... not". Its embarrassing. The fact that these actors just said those lines instead of fighting the studios makes me have less respect for them. I remember how the Friends actors banded together when they found out David Schwimmer was getting paid the least. The studio initially refused to pay him like everyone else until they threatened to quit and NBC had no choice but to pay them all the same. These six actors shouldve done that. Especially Affleck who had much more clout than the rest.
Same goes for the Game Of thrones cast. They all bitched about the lines and complained to the writers, but no one threatened to quit. Just leave. Have some dignity. Your name is on this awful thing. If it means you are blackballed for the rest of your career, fine. At least you wouldve had your dignity. It's not like any of these guys have been in anything good since anyway.