Justice League's Ray Fisher 'forcefully retracts' praise for director Joss Whedon

Carla Harmon
July 2, 2020

Whedon, 56, took over directing duties of the 2017 superhero flick after Zack Synder had to step down following the death of his daughter.

"Joss Wheadon's [sic] on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable", Fisher wrote.

In this combination photo, actor Ray Fisher arrives at the season three premiere of "True Detective" in Los Angeles on January 10, 2019, left, and Joss Whedon arrives at the premiere of "Bad Times at the El Royale" in Los Angeles on September 22, 2018.

Joss Whedon

Fisher also claimed in his tweet on Wednesday that former Warner Bros.co-president of production Jon Berg, and former DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer Geoff Johns, both "enabled" Whedon's alleged behavior on "Justice League".

On Monday, Fisher, 32, who plays the hero Cyborg, shared a video of himself praising Whedon during a past Comic-Con panel.

This is not the first time we've heard about the on-set struggles Justice League faced, beyond the uncomfortable transition between Snyder's control of the film to Whedon's, after the former had to leave the production due to a family tragedy.

While filming Justice League, Whedon was responsible for that distasteful and goofy scene involving The Flash landing on top of Wonder Woman, which saw Gal Gadot refuse to do the scene so a body double was used. He also oversaw the editing and visual effects for the film.

Joss Whedon also doesn't come without additional controversy as back in 2017 he was accused of being a hypocrite and a fake feminist by his ex-wife over issues involving infidelity.

Whedon has yet to respond to Fisher's comments. The film was was critically panned but grossed $658 million worldwide.

The sustained enthusiasm over the years, encouraged by Snyder and "Justice League" cast members, led to Warner Bros. announcing in May that Snyder's cut of the film would be completed and released on HBO Max.

I remember [Fisher] being upset that we wanted him to say 'Booyaa, ' which is a well-known saying of Cyborg in the animated series.

Other reports by iNewsToday