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Justice League actor Ray Fisher is speaking out about his time working with Joss Whedon on 2017’s Justice League. Whedon took over as director of the DC/Warner Bros. film to oversee postproduction and reshoots after director Zack Snyder stepped down in May 2017 to grieve a family tragedy.
On Monday, Fisher shared a video of himself praising Whedon at Comic-Con in 2017, where he noted, “Joss is a great guy and Zack picked a good person to come in and finish up for him.”
Fisher wrote of his own comments in the video, “I’d like to take a moment to forcefully retract every bit of this statement.”
On Wednesday, Fisher expounded on his thoughts about working with Whedon.
“‘[Whedon’s] on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable,” Fisher wrote on Twitter Wednesday. “He was enabled, in many ways, by [producers] Geoff Johns and Jon Berg.”
Fisher, who played the hero Cyborg in the film, has been sharing details of his time on Justice League over the past few weeks, following Snyder revealing that he would debut his own cut of the movie on HBO Max.
“I don’t praise [writer] Chris Terrio and @ZackSnyder for simply putting me in Justice League,” Fisher wrote June 6. “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!”
Justice League underwhelmed at the box office, earning $658 million globally. Over the years, there has been speculation over what changed between Snyder’s vision for Justice League and the final product Whedon oversaw. It is believed the storyline featuring Fisher’s Victor Stone/Cyborg and his father Silas Stone (Joe Morton) was among the storylines that were dramatically cut back.
Whedon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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