The journey leading to the upcoming release of Zack Snyder's Justice League has had its fair share of up and downs over the years. Aside from the grueling grassroots campaign set out by fans and Snyder himself, stories about the behind-the-scenes drama during the film's production under Joss Whedon have emerged in the past weeks, with Cyborg actor Ray Fisher leading the charge.
Fisher has been a key part of the discussion of the Snyder Cut ever since, but the actor has recently been vocal about Whedon's involvement in the film. The Justice League actor had already "retracted" his praise for the filmmaker while also calling Whedon out due to his "abusive behavior" on set. Even so, it seems that Fisher is not done sharing his sentiments about the former Marvel filmmaker.
During an appearance at Justice Con, Fisher has admitted that he "put out some pretty strong words" while also reassuring everyone that they were all true:
"There's no comparison that I want to make about the two. I don't want to compare them in any way, shape, or form. But I will say toward the Joss Whedon situation is obviously I put out some pretty strong words, some pretty strong comments about Joss Whedon and every single one of those words, every single one of those comments is true."
In addition, Fisher revealed that there is already "a process that is being undergone" while also opening up about his past experience in spearheading a similar movement way back before his time in Hollywood:
"There's a process that is being undergone, as we speak, to get to the heart of everything that I'm talking about. And what it is, is there is a certain amount of...I mean, I'm a black man in Hollywood right, and arguably the most discriminatory businesses period. I don't have thin skin by any stretch. I've been in this business for 14 years. I dedicated every moment of my life for the pursuit of this. What people may not know is that, I was actually let go 10 years ago from a job for spearheading an effort to unionize employees from a job that I was working at. So I don't play around with this kind of stuff. I didn't mind taking an L at that point. I don't mind taking an L now if I have to if it gets justice for the situation as it stood."
Lastly, Fisher laid out more strong words to Whedon while also promising that he will be "going to the heart of everything that went down:"
"What I will say to that is the man is probably scared and he should be because we are going to the heart of everything that went down. And for me, for my part, do what you want to me, fine I'm cool with that. I get it. People will have differences, opinions, and things like that. But there is a certain amount of abuse, there is a certain amount of behavior that one is willing to tolerate and once it gets beyond that point, you got to go ahead and deal with it. When you take those grievances to people that are in charge and they do nothing about it, they don't deal with the issues, eventually, you're going to have to say something."
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WHAT THIS MEANS
Fisher's recent comments indicate that his conflict with Whedon is far from over. At this point, there is no denying that Fisher will do whatever it takes to provide justice to those largely affected by Whedon's misbehavior on set.
Based on the actor's story, this isn't the first time that he spearheaded such a movement, and it seems that he is looking to continue serving as the voice of those who are scared to speak out against the director. In a way, the actor stepping up for his peers is a significant move, especially now that talk about diversity in the industry has been emerging recently.
With Fisher's determination to deal with the issue, it's safe to say that this will not be the last time that fans will hear about the behind-the-scenes debacle during 2017's Justice League.