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Justice League star Ray Fisher has recently gotten under the spotlight after accusing Joss Whedon and several other DC higher-ups of inappropriate behavior during the Justice League reshoots, and though he is being very careful with what he’s revealing, he’s detailed some very racist behavior from Whedon.
Talking to Forbes, Fisher, who had already felt uneasy with Snyder leaving and Whedon taking over, said that he finally snapped when he heard that Whedon had asked to change the complexion of one of the actors during post-production. He says:
“What set my soul on fire and forced me to speak out about Joss Whedon this summer was my becoming informed that Joss had ordered that the complexion of an actor of color be changed in post-production because he didn’t like the color of their skin tone… Man, with everything 2020’s been, that was the tipping point for me.”
What’s more, Fisher also details that almost every POC character in the script had been axed from the film, from Cyborg’s parents to Flash’s love interest Iris West (Kiersey Clemmons) and Ryan Choi (Zheng Kai).
For now, an investigation is still ongoing with what happened during Whedon’s takeover of the film, and while WB is trying its best to save face, Fisher does emphasize that his beef is not with the studio as a whole, but the higher-ups that are using the studio to protect themselves. Fisher says:
“I’m not in a fight with Warner Bros… I’m in a fight with a handful of people that are attempting to use Warner Bros. to cover their tracks. All the significant film and TV work I’ve done has been under the WarnerMedia banner. I love what I do and who I’ve been blessed to do it with.”
Though we still don’t know the end of this entire issue with WB, the internet is taking the side of Fisher with the issue, and everyone is hoping there could be a change in the system where abuse like this won’t happen again.
In the meantime, fans wait for Fisher to come back as Cyborg in Zack Snyder’s Justice League which hits HBO Max sometime in 2021.