Boo-yah! Cyborg (Ray Fisher) has trained his eye on Joss Whedon, calling out the director’s on-set behavior during Justice League reshoots in 2016. Warner Bros. hired Whedon, who was coming off of two successful Avengers films for Marvel, to replace director Zack Snyder who stepped away from production after a tragic death in the family.
Now three years later, Fisher has decided to “forcefully retract” all the praise he gave Whedon at SDCC. First, the actor tweeted a video of himself praising Whedon at San Diego Comic-Con, captioning it, “I’d like to take a moment to forcefully retract every bit of this statement.”
Fisher then followed up with a second tweet calling Whedon’s behavior, “Gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable.” Reading Fisher’s tweet, one has to assume that Whedon was anything but a dream to work with.
Geoff Johns and Jon Berg were Producers of Justice League. The film’s abysmal box office and critical performance factored into both executives leaving the DC Films unit at the studio.
Variety reached out to Whedon and a Warner Bros. rep for a response, but were met with a “no comment” from both parties. However, Jon Berg did
Berg did respond to the trade, saying that it was “categorically untrue that we enabled any unprofessional behavior,” and adding that he recalls Fisher being upset that they wanted him to say Cyborg’s signature “booyah” phrase from the Teen Titans animated series.
Clay Enos, who is a long-time DC portrait photographer and a close friend of Snyder’s, posted the following response to Fisher’s Tweet.
None of Fisher’s Justice League castmates have come forward to back up these accusations yet. Fisher has also been rumored to appear in Ezra Miller’s Flash movie.
SOURCE: Comic Book Movie
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