For years, DC fans have been pissed over Ray Fisher‘s treatment in the ham-handed DCEU. As Cyborg, he was authoritative, commanding, bold, and even the leader they needed. Turns out, he was also abused by the makeshift producer of the “Josstice League,” Joss Whedon.
On Twitter, Ray Fisher didn’t hesitate and unloaded an arsenal of accusations against the director who took over (unceremoniously) for Zack Snyder in the middle of filming Justice League.
Shots definitely fired at not only Whedon but also executive producer Geoff Johns. There were times when Fisher towed the company line defending the bastard child of a movie we were left with in theaters, but he took those words back too.
So, what happened?
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What could have the master of tawdry humor have done to deserve allegations of “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable” behavior on the set of Justice League? And why is Ray Fisher waiting until now to unload these Mother Box bombs on us?
Unfortunately, no one knows. Fisher gave no reasons or corroboration for those claims on Twitter. Only suffice to say, dude has some pent-up aggression for Whedon and wanted to let everyone know.
According to Variety, “attempts to reach his representatives for further clarification went unanswered. But Jon Berg, one of the accused in the Napalm blast offered this:
….Categorically untrue that we enabled any unprofessional behavior.Jon Berg, Variety
So, Cyborg went rogue and lied? Yeah, probably not. Berg did add this odd excuse for the errant Tweet.
I remember [Fisher] being upset that we wanted him to say ‘Booyaa,’ which is a well known saying of Cyborg in the animated series,More from Berg
Seriously, dude?! “Booyah” and the force to say that caused Ray Fisher to accuse Joss Whedon to say “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable” behavior? You really should give fans a little more credit than having a fifth-grade education.
Evidently, Joss Whedon has a history of ne’er-do-well activity on the set of TV or movies of which he is in charge. New York magazine has an entertainment section called “The Cut” and one of its senior reporters Claire Lampen penned a scathing review of Whedon’s past alleged and proven transgressions.
And it’s so good. Like, nuke a bag of popcorn and enjoy, good.
Inside, we learn that Ray Fisher may have been kind in his tweet with the following:
- On the set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, he allegedly fired Charisma Carpenter because she was pregnant. Well, gave her a coma in the script and she died, so yeah, she was fired.
- Kai Cole, Joss Whedon’s ex wife, has long said he was a faux feminist — a cheap beard dude wore to hide his horndog ways during 16 years of marriage.
- Whedon had a Wonder Woman script and its highlight was that Diana Prince was “beautiful.” Remember the boob face plant of Flash in Justice League? Yeah, there’s that.
It was gratuitously horny, and not a little objectifying, just very cringey stuff.Claire Lamper, The Cut
And if you think Ray Fisher killed his chances of ever being on the screen again as Cyborg, think again.
The moral of the story: Sometimes, the nice guy doesn’t finish last. Suck it, Joss. We’re getting the real cut of the film anyway. (Now, if only HBO Max could get on Roku and Amazon.)