Last weekend, the fan-organized and virtual convention Justice Con took place in celebration of the ‘Snyder Cut’, an alternate version of 2017’s theatrical release of Justice League. One of the panellists was Ray Fisher, who plays the superhero Cyborg in the movie. In his panel last Saturday (July 25th), Fisher touched on his allegations against Joss Whedon, the director brought in to oversee reshoots of Justice League after original director Zack Snyder stepped down due to a family tragedy.
On June 29th, Fisher (via Twitter) retracted positive comments he’d previously made about Whedon. He followed this up with a tweet on July 1st that alleged: ‘Joss Wheadon’s [sic] 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. Accountability>Entertainment’. Geoff Johns and Jon Berg were both producers on Justice League – Berg commented that it is ‘categorically untrue that we enabled any unprofessional behavior’.
In his panel, which you can watch on YouTube, Fisher spoke further on the subject: ‘obviously I put out some pretty strong words and some pretty strong comments about Joss Whedon, and every single one of those words, every single one of those comments, is true’. He went as far as to encourage Whedon to ‘sue [him] for libel’ if his comments were false, and stated that he’s ‘in the process of making sure that people can tell their stories in a confidential way’ – and that Whedon ‘is probably scared, and he should be, because we are gonna get to the heart of everything, everything that went down’.
Joss Whedon has been silent on the allegations so far.
You can read our roundup of Zack Snyder’s Justice Con panel here, and the entire convention here. The Snyder Cut will premiere on HBO Max next year, and you’ll be able to watch it free with a 7 day free trial. Until then, why not check out Amazon Prime Video’s 30 day free trial today? You’ll be able to stream thousands of hours of hit content, including superhero TV show The Boys.