Justice League star Ray Fisher opens up about his experience of life on set during the reshoots of the DC superhero team-up describing replacement director Joss Whedon as “gross” and “abusive”.
Fisher, who played Cyborg in the Warner Bros film, stated in a tweet on Monday “I’d like to take a moment to forcefully retract every bit of this statement” which included a video of the actor praising the Avengers filmmaker during 2017’s San Diego Comic-Con.
Fans speculated why with plenty expecting with the theatrical version being a Frankenstein turd of a movie and that he’s been one of Snyder’s vocal supporters happy for fans to see Cyborg lead this movie as he originally should’ve been.
It turns out to be a lot more severe as yesterday afternoon (July 1) Fisher revealed in a tweet “Joss Whedon’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.”
Ending his statement, “Accountability>Entertainment.”
This isn’t the first time the Buffy creator has been highlighted as an arsehole as written in August 2017 by his ex-wife Kai Cole in a feature for The Wrap.
The surprising name in this statement was Berg as he was a studio exec but was never a visible target from fans to what happened with the film compared to Joss and Johns. However, Berg did reply in a comment to Variety saying the allegations are “categorically untrue that we enabled any unprofessional behaviour.”
Adding, “I remember [Fisher] being upset that we wanted him to say “Booyaa,” which is a well-known saying of Cyborg in the animated series.”
The booyaa was never an issue, but a sign of another crappy day of seeing your role reducing from being the heartbeat of the movie to a side character. It seems to me throughout the reshoots it was like they were saying “we don’t care about the Stone family, but if you can say this popular catchphrase that would be wonderful.”
It comes to no surprise Whedon didn’t want to comment, but one of his former stars Alan Tudyk (who starred in the filmmaker’s series Firefly) tried to come to his defence, and it went as well as a wet fart.
Fisher’s allegations are serious and should be taken seriously. It’ll be interesting as time goes on if crew members, junior and senior cast members mention anything as we would expect Jason Momoa to say something if he hasn’t got an NDA stopping him.