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A few days ago, Cyborg actor Ray Fisher had retracted his earlier statement about praising Joss Whedon, and now it looks like he’s going to keep on talking about his experience working with the Avengers director. Fisher had just posted that Whedon was actually downright ‘abusive’ when he took over Justice League, and he couldn’t have done it without Geoff Johns and John Berg.
Check out Fisher’s post:
Joss Wheadon’s on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable.
He was enabled, in many ways, by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg.
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) July 1, 2020
Just in case you’re curious, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns were both attached as producers for Justice League. We don’t really have any specifics about what kind of abusive behavior Whedon did on the set, but one of the stories coming out was that Whedon was responsible for the scene where Flash falls on Wonder Woman’s chest.
If anything, I’m waiting for more information on this. While I’m not taking Whedon’s side, I think he deserves to at least address these accusations. If anything, he’s pretty much been taken down by the #MeToo movement for a while ever since his ex-wife Kai Cole opened up about how he’s a ‘hyprocite Feminist’ back in 2017.
For now, I think Fisher is in a good place to open up, and it’s going to be great that Zack Snyder will be able to publish his actual vision for the movie with HBO Max. While it’s possible that it could be just as divisive as Batman v Superman, I’d prefer that than the inconsistent mess that was 2017’s Justice League.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League is set to come out sometime in 2021 on HBO Max.