• Ray Fisher has voiced new accusations against Joss Whedon and Warner Bros. senior executives
  • Fisher alleged that top executives at WB indulged in "racist conversations" 
  • Whedon has vehemently denied all the accusations and told the actor to do some "research" on the matter

Ray Fisher has accused filmmaker Joss Whedon and senior executives of Warner Bros. of indulging in “racist conversations” while filming the 2017 film “Justice League.”

Speaking in an interview with Forbes, the 33-year-old actor shared details about his battle with the production giant over alleged mistreatment and leveled new accusations against the management related to racism.

Fisher noted that before the film’s reshoots, the top executives indulged in “blatantly racist conversations” on multiple occasions. The actor did not hold back and even named the people who were involved in the matter.

“Prior to ‘Justice League’s reshoot process, blatantly racist conversations were had and entertained – on multiple occasions – by former and current top-level executives at Warner Bros. Pictures. Decision-makers that participated in those racist conversations were Geoff Johns, Jong Berg, and current Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich,” Forbes quoted Fisher, as saying.

Later in the discussion, Fisher also explained why he decided to speak out about Whedon and his alleged mistreatment on the set of the superhero flick. The star said that he decided to do so after learning about an incident involving an actor of color.

“What set my soul on fire and forced me to speak out about Joss Whedon this summer was my becoming informed that Joss had ordered that the complexion of an actor of color be changed in postproduction because he didn’t like the color of their skin tone,” Fisher told the publication.

He also accused the director of cutting the roles of multiple actors of color such as Zheng Kai, Joe Morton, Karen Bryson, and Kiersey Clemons.

“I always suspected that race was a determining factor for the way that things went down, but it wasn’t until this past summer that I was able to prove it ,” Fisher said.

Whedon has vehemently denied all the accusations and told the actor to do “simple research” on the subject, Entertainment Weekly reported. The filmmaker also noted that the senior colorist is responsible “for the final version’s tone and colors.”

“The individual who offered this statement acknowledged that this was just something that he had heard from someone else and accepted as truth, when in fact simple research would prove that it was false. As is standard on almost all films, there were numerous people involved with mixing the final product, including the editor, special effects person, composer, etc. with the senior colorist responsible for the final version’s tone, colors, and mood,” Whedon said in a statement.

In July, three years after the release of the movie, Fisher alleged Whedon was highly “unprofessional” on the set and called his behavior completely “unacceptable.”

“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. Accountability>Entertainment,” Fisher wrote on Twitter.

Since then, Jason Momoa and other stars associated with the film have voiced their support for Fisher. WarnerMedia has already launched an investigation over the claims.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Fisher is busy shooting for “Zack Snyder’s Justice League.” The four-episode project is expected to be released on HBO Max next year.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 10: Ray Fisher arrives at the Premiere Of HBO's "True Detective" Season 3 at Directors Guild Of America on January 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images