KEY POINTS

  • Ray Fisher slammed Joss Whedon over his "abusive" behavior on the "Justice League" set
  • Social media users came out in support of Fisher and called out the filmmaker 
  • Fisher played the character of Cyborg in 2017's "Justice League"

Ray Fisher, who played the character of Cyborg in the movie “Justice League,” slammed filmmaker Joss Whedon for his alleged “abusive” behavior on the set.

Zack Snyder was originally going to finish the film as the director but had to leave the project in middle due to the tragic death of his daughter. Whedon was called in as a replacement and was given the task of completing the project. The film turned out to be a massive failure for Warner Bros. and as soon as it was declared a flop, social media users started to blame the “Avengers” filmmaker for the fiasco.

Now three years after the release of the movie, Fisher shared how he felt while shooting with Whedon. Taking it to Twitter, the 32-year-old actor revealed that Whedon was highly “unprofessional” on the set and called his behavior completely “unacceptable.” He also called out Geoff Johns, comic book writer, and Jon Berg, film producer, in his tweet.

“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.

Fisher’s tweet spread like wildfire on social media, especially on Twitter. A plethora of social media users supported the actor for telling the truth about Whedon’s behavior and trended the words “I Stand With Fisher.”

One of the social media users noted that actors like Fisher and John Boyega are risking their careers to speak out against the kind of treatment they get in the industry. The user concluded by saying that if people are criticizing Fisher for speaking up, then they are part of the problem, too.

Meanwhile, another netizen urged the other cast members to speak up and show support to Fisher. The cast of “Justice League” included Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, and Henry Cavill. 

This is not the first time the “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” star criticized Whedon on social media. A few days ago, Fisher shared a video clip from 2017’s Comic-Con in which he can be seen praising the filmmaker, calling him a “great guy.”

However, in the caption, he revealed that he would like to “forcefully” retract everything he said about Whedon at the time.

“I'd like to take a moment to forcefully retract every bit of this statement,” Fisher wrote.

Fisher will now be seen playing Cyborg in Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” that is slated to hit HBO Max in 2021.

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‘Justice League’ What will happen to Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa) in “Justice League”? Photo: Warner Bros.