Actor Ray Fisher on Wednesday accused director Joss Whedon of “gross, abusive, unprofessional” habits on the set of 2017’s “Justice League.”
“Joss Wheadon’s on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable,” tweeted the actor, who performed Cyborg within the DC Comics superhero team-up film. “He was enabled, in many ways, by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg,” he added, referring to the Warner Bros. executives who headed up DC Films (Berg additionally served as a producer on “Justice League”).
Fisher didn’t element what Whedon did on set that he thought-about to be abusive habits; reps for the actor, Whedon and Warner Bros. didn’t instantly reply to answer requests for remark.
Berg advised Variety it was “categorically untrue that we enabled any unprofessional behavior.” The producer advised Variety that he recalled Fisher “being upset that we wanted him to say ‘Booyaa,’ which is a well-known saying of Cyborg in the animated series.” Berg didn’t reply to TheWrap’s request for remark.
Joss Wheadon’s on-set therapy of the solid and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and fully unacceptable.
He was enabled, in some ways, by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg.
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) July 1, 2020
Whedon famously took over “Justice League” from its credited director, Zack Snyder, and reshot a number of sequences and oversaw the movie in postproduction. HBO Max final month introduced plans to launch Snyder’s beforehand unseen lower of the movie.
Earlier this week, Fisher retweeted a video of himself praising Whedon at Comic-Con in 2017, saying that he wished “forcefully retract every bit” of his 3-year-old assertion that “Joss is a great guy and Zack picked a good person to come in and finish up for him.”
I’d wish to take a second to forcefully retract each little bit of this assertion: pic.twitter.com/1ECwwu6TG1
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) June 29, 2020
“Justice League” has been mired in discord. One insider known as the movie, which had the worst opening for a DC Comics-based film in years, “a Frankenstein” undertaking manufactured from the assembled elements favored by rotating executives and administrators.
Despite the assembled may of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman, and The Flash, “Justice League” opened properly under studio expectations, at $96 million, and its worldwide tally was $658 million.
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