Ray Fisher Slams Director Joss Whedon For ‘Abusive, Unprofessional’ Behavior On ‘Justice League’ Set – Ray Fisher, the actor who portrayed the superhero Cyborg in Justice League, has taken to social media to speak out against that pic’s fill-in director Joss Whedon.
Ray Fisher Slams Director Joss Whedon For ‘Abusive, Unprofessional’ Behavior On ‘Justice League’ Set:
Justice League Cyborg star Ray Fisher accused director Joss Whedon of “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable” behavior on the set of the 2017 film “Justice League,” in a tweet that quickly went viral on Wednesday.
“Joss [Whedon’s] on-set treatment of the cast and crew of ‘Justice League’ was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable,” Fisher wrote on Twitter. “He was enabled, in many ways, by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg. Accountability>Entertainment.”
Ray Fisher’s tweet this morning was preceded by a video of him from 2017 Comic-Con, in which he praised the filmmaker Joss Whedon as “a great guy”
“Joss is a great guy and Zack picked a good person to come in and clean up, finish up for him,” Fisher previously said at San Diego Comic-Con in 2017.
However, Ray Fisher, who played the cybernetic superhero Cyborg in the film, alongside Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Ben Affleck’s Batman, Henry Cavill’s Superman, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, and Ezra Miller’s the Flash, is now changing his tune.
“I’d like to take a moment to forcefully retract every bit of this statement,” he tweeted on Monday.
‘Justice League’ Star Ray Fisher Alleges Joss Whedon Was ‘Abusive’ And ‘Gross’ On Set:
Joss Whedon — the director of Marvel Studios’ blockbuster superhero movies “The Avengers” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” — replaced original director, Zack Snyder, during production, after Snyder left the project due to a death in his family.
The resulting film received mixed-to-negative reviews and grossed just over $650 million worldwide, a steep decline from the $872 million that Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” earned in 2016.
Details of Joss Whedon’s alleged on-set behavior are unknown, and while Ray Fisher has yet to reveal why he’s chosen to speak out now, there is speculation that the actor may have been spurred by the forthcoming release of the “Snyder Cut,” which would be arriving to the new streaming service some time in 2021, a re-edit of the movie that some fans have been waiting on for years.
Snyder announced in May that the extended “Snyder Cut” of the “Justice League” will debut on HBO Max in 2021.
Ray Fisher and some of his co-stars, like Jason Momoa and Gal Gadot, have publicly supported the release of Zack Snyder’s version of Justice League, and as the above tweet indicates, they might be motivated by more than their loyalty to Snyder or a dislike for Whedon’s cut of the film.
Joss Wheadon’s on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable.
He was enabled, in many ways, by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg.
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) July 1, 2020
I’d like to take a moment to forcefully retract every bit of this statement: pic.twitter.com/1ECwwu6TG1
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) June 29, 2020
I don’t praise Chris Terrio and @ZackSnyder for simply putting me in Justice League.
I praise them for EMPOWERING me (a black man with no film credits to his name) with a seat at the creative table and input on the framing of the Stones before there was even a script! #BORGLIFE pic.twitter.com/hbshWFkxrJ
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) June 6, 2020