The story of the DCEU's Justice League is one of the most intriguing and potentially controversial in the history of blockbusters. Comprised of director Zack Snyder's unfortunate exit, cries from fans to release the Snyder Cut (which will finally arrive next year on HBO Max) and multiple behind-the-scenes stories from the film's cast, there always seems to be something that keeps fans coming back for more.
This trend continues today with possibly one of the most shocking statements that have come about the man who took over for Snyder, detailing some very uncomfortable occurrences on the set of the film...
Justice League actor Ray Fisher, who portrayed Cyborg in Justice League, took to Twitter to reveal some insight into the way the cast and crew were treated on set by director Joss Whedon:
Joss Wheadon’s on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable.— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) July 1, 2020
He was enabled, in many ways, by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg.
This comes very shortly after another tweet retracting all support that Fisher ever had for the film's second director:
UPDATE: When Variety reached out to Whedon regarding these allegations, the filmmaker provided "no comment."
WHAT THIS MEANS
While Fisher didn't divulge any specific details of what happened on the set of Justice League, this is potentially the most damning statement to come against Whedon, who took over for Zack Snyder after the tragic death of his daughter. The change in directors was obviously one of the biggest reasons that the film turned out to be so jumbled, leading to a incredibly mixed reactions among the movie's fans, but this news about Whedon's on set behavior is very disturbing and not what anyone would have expected to hear.
After a number of successful years on TV with series like Firefly and Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Whedon hit it big when he directed 2012's The Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is still universally loved by fans and peaked as the third highest grossing movie of all-time (currently the seventh highest). He followed that up by directing the sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, which almost equaled the original's financial success but arrived to mixed reviews by fans and critics.
Fans are waiting to see if any more details of Whedon's behavior on the Justice League set will come, especially considering how alarming the statement coming from Ray Fisher is. As for the film itself, the Snyder Cut of Justice League will debut on HBO Max sometime in mid-2021.