Earlier today, Justice League actor Ray Fisher lodged some heavy accusations against Joss Whedon, who was brought in to oversee the film's reshoots after initial director Zack Snyder was forced to exit the crossover. Fisher, who portrayed Cyborg in the film, tweeted that "Wheadon’s on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable."
Fisher further explained that the director's behavior was "enabled, in many ways, by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg," who were both producers on the 2017 film. The actor ended his tweet by stating that accountability should be more important than entertainment. Efforts to reach out to Whedon were met with a "no comment," but now a Warner Brothers producer is officially weighing in on the dramatic situation.
In response to Ray Fisher's statement, Warner Bros. co-president of production Jon Berg told Variety that it was “categorically untrue that we enabled any unprofessional behavior.” Berg, who was one of the producers called out in Fisher's tweet, further explained by 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."
Joss Whedon still has yet to provide a comment.
WHAT THIS MEANS
This has unfortunately very quickly become an issue of opposite accounts. While no other Justice League actor or crew member has supported the accusations, Fisher's claims are so severe that it's hard to imagine why anyone would make it all up. Jon Berg's statements do attempt to discredit Fisher's statements, however, not only by outright denying the accusations, but by also calling the actor out for not wanting to say "Booyaa," which many comic book fans will recognize as the character's iconic catchphrase.
A couple days prior to this, Fisher tweeted a video of himself at Comic-Con voicing his support for Joss Whedon's vision and added the caption that he would "like to take a moment to forcefully retract every bit of this statement." It's still unclear exactly what led to the actor bringing up these claims now, almost three years after the reshoots, but Fisher seems to be voicing an account he's been holding in for awhile.
Only time will tell what this whole situation will lead to. Though, with more attention being brought back to Justice League after the announcement that the Snyder Cut is indeed on its way to HBO Max, it doesn't seem like these statements will be going away anytime soon.