Justice League Actor Takes Back His Praise for Joss Whedon in Apparent Support for Zack Snyder

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
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The long-awaited release of Zack Snyder's Justice League is set to debut next year on HBO Max. Despite Snyder's plethora of teases about his cut of the superhero team-up throughout the grassroots campaign, the director recently revealed that fans "have only seen the tip of the iceberg," promising more surprises along the way. On top of that, an official teaser was already released. Eagle-eyed fans didn't waste time in terms of breaking down some potential reveals. 

The Snyder Cut is looking to redeem the disappointing showing of the theatrical version of the film, which was both a critical and financial failure for the DCEU. After Snyder's departure due to a family tragedy, Joss Whedon (The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron) was tapped as his replacement to continue and lead production for the film. However, it was apparent that it involved plot-changing re-shoots which ultimately replaced Snyder's original vision. 

And now, a cast member has shared his thoughts that may have hinted at the backstage turmoil that occurred way back... 


In a tweet, Ray Fisher retracted "every bit" of his statement during San Diego Comic-Con 2017 about praising Joss Whedon when he came on board to replace Zack Snyder to finish production for 2017's Justice League: 

"Yeah, I mean Joss is a great guy and Zack picked a good person to come in and clean up and finish up for him."


Ray Fisher has vocal about his support of Snyder's vision not just for Justice League, but to his Cyborg persona as well. Given that, it comes to no surprise that he would retract his earlier statement about praising Whedon's work for the film. In a way, this also suggests that not every statement from a cast member reflects the true events that are happening behind the scenes. 

After the Snyder's Cut official announcement, there was a slew of actors from the DCEU umbrella that voiced out their support for the visionary director. From Henry Cavill's excitement to Michael Shannon's heartfelt thoughts, it's clear that many are still rallying behind Snyder's original plan for the DCEU. While it's a good sign that DCEU veterans are behind him, it's still unclear if the release of the Snyder Cut will have an in-universe effect on the franchise. 

Whatever the case, Fisher's continued support for the Snyder Cut serves as a good sign for fans, despite the backstage drama that ensued in the theatrical cut of the film. 

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal

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