Earlier this summer, Justice League star Ray Fisher took to Twitter to blast director Joss Whedon for alleged abuse on set. He claimed that Whedon’s behavior was “gross” and “unacceptable.” And in a recent panel for Justice League, he went as far as to challenge the director to “sue” him if his accusations prove untrue.
Ray Fisher stars as Cyborg in ‘Justice League’
Fisher is an American actor who started his acting career with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. He appeared in a number of stage productions, and was also featured on an episode of The Astronaut Wives Club.
In 2016, Fisher was cast as the superhero Victor Stone, aka Cyborg in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. He reprised the role for Justice League in 2017, and was featured alongside stars like Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, and Jason Mamoa.
More recently, the actor was seen on Season 3 of HBO’s True Detective opposite Mahershala Ali.
‘Justice League’ was taken over by Joss Whedon
In May 2017, while director Zack Snyder was working on Justice League, his daughter, Autumn Snyder, tragically died by suicide. Snyder stepped down from the project to grieve with his family.
Warner Bros. then hired Avengers director Joss Whedon to complete the film. He finished the movie with a number of reshoots and CGI effects that fans were ultimately disappointed with. Soon after Justice League premiered in 2017, fans demanded the Snyder version be released, and created the hashtag #ReleaseTheSnyderCut.
Snyder has been reworking the film for the last year. And he plans on releasing his version, titled Zack Snyder’s Justice League, on HBO Max in 2021.
Ray Fisher calls Joss Whedon out
Joss Whedon is known for his work on popular projects like Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Avengers. So in early July, when Fisher called him out for his bad behavior on set, many fans were shocked to hear his claims.
“Joss Wheadon’s on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable,” Fisher wrote in a tweet. “He was enabled, in many ways, by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg. Accountability>Entertainment.”
While Whedon did not respond to Fisher’s allegations, Justice League producer Jon Berg insisted that the claims he enabled Whedon were not true.
Ray Fisher doubles down on his claims against Joss Whedon
In a recent Justice League panel for JusticeCon, Fisher doubled down on his claims about Whedon. He said that every word and comment he said about the director was true.
The actor noted that he’s been collecting accounts from various people, and suggested that Whedon “sue” him if any of the accusations are untrue.
“So we’re in the process of making sure that people can tell their stories in a confidential way that they don’t get any sort of retribution done against them,” Fisher said. “We’re gonna get to the heart of everything. And if anything I said about that man is untrue, I invite him wholeheartedly to sue me for libel, to sue me for slander.”
Whedon has not yet responded to Fisher’s comments.