The story behind the production of 2017's Justice League from the DC Extended Universe is one of the most riveting, compelling, and even disturbing tales in recent cinema history. From the initial tragedy that befell director Zack Snyder to the uncomfortable tales of what happened on set after Joss Whedon took over, it's no wonder that the movie that was meant to be the DCEU's highest pinnacle turned out to be so disastrous. Even more depth was just added to this story as well by the actor who had likely the roughest experience of anybody on set.
In a scathing post on Twitter, Cyborg actor Ray Fisher revealed new information about his personal experience working on the production of the DCEU's Justice League.
He told how, during the film's reshoots in L.A., former DC Entertainment CCO Geoff Johns allegedly belittled Fisher's attempt to take his own grievances up the chain of command, and even made a "thinly veiled threat" to Fisher's career. The full statement can be seen here:
During the LA reshoots for Justice League, Geoff Johns summoned me to his office to belittle and admonish my (and my agent’s) attempts to take grievances up the proper chain of command.— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) August 12, 2020
He then made a thinly veiled threat to my career.
This behavior cannot continue.
WHAT THIS MEANS
This story gets more alarming with every new piece of information revealed, and it seems to have been especially bad for Ray Fisher. After his statement of how unprofessional Joss Whedon reportedly treated the cast on set, this revelation about Geoff Johns is undoubtedly cause for concern in regards to how the teams at Warner Bros. and DC Films operate.
Fisher is the only actor to date to make these kinds of public claims against the higher-ups behind the DCEU, and there have been no statements from Whedon himself or anybody associated with the company confirming or denying what happened during production.
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