Ray Fisher, the actor who played Cyborg in Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon’s much-troubled Justice League, has accused Whedon of “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable” behavior on the set of the film. He also stated that former Warner Bros. co-president of production Jon Berg and former DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer Geoff Johns “enabled” the behavior.
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
Fisher teased having issues with Whedon on Monday when he said he wished to retract a statement he made at San Diego Comic Con praising Whedon.
I’d like to take a moment to forcefully retract every bit of this statement: pic.twitter.com/1ECwwu6TG1
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) June 29, 2020
Neither Whedon nor Warner Brothers responded to requests for comment from Variety.
While the specifics of Fisher’s allegations are yet to come out, others noted that Whedon has a history of allegations of abusive and sexist behavior.
— Battman 🦇 (@BatmanFiles) July 1, 2020
HE FIRED AN ACTRESS FOR GETTING PREGNANT OF COURSE JOSS WHEDON IS SHIT https://t.co/jlz2h7fU9c
— Elle Maruska (they/them) (@ellle_em) July 1, 2020
I’ve wanted Joss Whedon gone since I found out what he did to Charisma Carpenter. So I’m fully in support of Ray Fisher speaking his truth.
Fuck that “feminist” demon.
— Reading Rainbow Ain’t Die For This (@IWriteAllDay_) July 1, 2020
Ray Fisher said fuck it and reminded everyone the open secret that nerds ignore. Joss Whedon has a history of being unprofessional and predatory especially towards women. His ex- wife literally exposed him if you are asking Ray to be “professional” then you’re part of the problem
— a d d y (@CIoutCOBA1N) July 1, 2020
Though Fisher’s castmates have yet to chime in, it will be worth keeping an eye out for their input, as many, including Ben Affleck and Jason Momoa, supported the Release the Snyder Cut movement that demanded Zack Snyder’s original vision for the movie be released to the public. Snyder had to leave Justice League in production due to personal matters, leading to Whedon taking over.