Ray Fisher accuses Joss Whedon of 'abusive' conduct during Justice League reshoots

Carla Harmon
July 2, 2020

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None of Fisher's Justice League castmates have come forward to back up these accusations yet, but long-time DC portrait photographer - who also happens to be a close friend of Snyder's - did send out the following response to Ray's Tweet.

Whedon, 56, took over directing duties of the 2017 superhero flick after Zack Synder had to step down following the death of his daughter. All that seemed to stem from the production headache of script changes, reshoots, and the cast's other commitments (and facial hair) creating problems for Warner's attempts to build nearly an entirely new movie out of what Snyder had shot before his exit.

In a Wednesday tweet, Fisher claimed that director Joss Whedon's "on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable". The actor also said that the Avengers director was "enabled, in many ways, by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg". Pictures executives at the time.

"Justice League" has been mired in discord. He oversaw extensive reshoots, editing and visual effects on the film.

In May, Warner Bros. announced that Snyder's long director's cut of "Justice League" would appear next year on the streaming service HBO Max, something fans had lobbied for since the film's original release with the hashtag ReleaseTheSnyderCut.

Ray Fisher (left) and Joss Whedon.

Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.

The first teaser for the upcoming Snyder Cut was released in June.

Berg told Variety on Wednesday it was "categorically untrue" that they "enabled any unprofessional behavior".

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

Whedon and a representative for Warner Bros. did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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