Trouble in Hollywood? Justice League Actor Accuses Director Joss Whedon of “Abusive” Behavior on Set
Actor Ray Fisher recently accused director Joss Whedon of “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable” during the set of the 2017 film “Justice League.”
In a viral tweet released on July 1, 2020, Fisher also asserted that former Warner Bros. co-president of production Jon Berg and former DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer Geoff Johns were responsible for enabling Whedon’s alleged misconduct on “Justice League.”
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
Berg and Johns were also producers on “Justice League,” and the film’s dismal performance played a major role in their departure as the leaders of the DC Films unit at the studio.
Fisher did not provide any concrete evidence to back up his claim.
When Variety reached out to Berg, he declared it was “categorically untrue that we enabled any unprofessional behavior.”
“I remember [Fisher] being upset that we wanted him to say ‘Booyaa,’ which is a well known saying of Cyborg in the animated series,” Berg continued.
Whedon, who gained fame for his director role in Marvel Studios’ hit movies “The Avengers” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, assumed the director role of Justice League after Zack Snyder was forced to step down from his role because of a death in his family.
The film received mixed reviews and it grossed $657.9 million worldwide, which was a disappointing figure given the film’s high expectations going in.
Back in 2017 during a “Justice League” panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Fisher described Whedon as “a great guy” and declared that Snyder “picked a good person to come in and clean-up — and finish up for him.”
“I’d like to take a moment to forcefully retract every bit of this statement,” Fisher tweeted.
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
Due to the hysterical nature of America since the death of George Floyd, accusations from politically correct Hollywood actors should be taken with a grain of salt.