After a series of allegations against the likes of Joss Whedon, Geoff Johns, Jon Berg and Walter Hamada, Ray Fisher has now shared some new details.
Over the last year Ray Fisher has made several serious allegations against certain Warner Bros. directors, producers and executives who worked on the theatrical cut of Justice League, after initially accusing Joss Whedon of “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable” behaviour during the 2017 movie’s reshoots.
Fisher hasn’t shared many details as he didn’t want to “expose the identities of others who shared their stories with him and investigators”. But he now has opened up to The Hollywood Reporter, which shared an article about that interview today.
Ray Fisher Speaks Out
This piece touches on several different incidents involving Joss Whedon, Geoff Johns, Jon Berg, and Walter Hamada, and highlights conversations and behavior that Fisher and others deemed to be “racist and inappropriate.” It also addresses the reasons for Fisher’s reluctance to cooperate with the investigations that were launched following his accusations.
It sounds like early clashes arose from Whedon making major changes to Zack Snyder’s original script, greatly reducing Cyborg’s role in the story. Ray Fisher has made several serious allegations against certain Warner Bros. executives, producers and directors who worked on the theatrical cut of Justice League, after initially accusing Joss Whedon of “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable” behavior during the 2017 movie’s reshoots.
Apparently, Fisher “had barely started to talk when the filmmaker cut him off,” telling him that “It feels like I’m taking notes right now, and I don’t like taking notes from anybody — not even Robert Downey Jr.”
When the actor took his grievances to Johns, he was told that they “can’t make Joss mad.” Johns also said it was “problematic that Cyborg smiled only twice in the movie,” because top executives felt that they “could not have an angry Black man at the center of the film.”
He concluded: “I don’t believe some of these people are fit for positions of leadership. I don’t want them excommunicated from Hollywood, but I don’t think they should be in charge of the hiring and firing of other people. If I can’t get accountability, at least I can make people aware of who they’re dealing with.”
It’s important to note that the The Hollywood Reporter’s article also touches on Whedon’s treatment of Gal Gadot, the infamous “booyah” incident, and much more. Therefore please take your time and read their piece.
We at The Illuminerdi stand with Ray Fisher.