Justice League actor Ray Fisher, who played the role of Cyborg, is speaking out about the abusive behavior that he endured at the hands of director Joss Whedon while working on the 2017 film.
Fisher shared a video of himself on Monday, where he is seen praising the director at 2017’s Comic-Con, calling Whedon a “great guy.” However, Fisher revealed that he no longer thinks highly of Whedon.
“I’d like to take a moment to forcefully retract every bit of this statement,” he said in a comment on the video.
It wasn’t until Wednesday that Fisher explained why he felt the need to retract his past statements on the director.
“‘[Whedon’s] on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable,” Fisher revealed on Twitter. “He was enabled, in many ways, by [producers] Geoff Johns and Jon Berg.”
While Fisher did not elaborate on what exactly took place, Justice League was reportedly plagued with unrest after Whedon took over for Zack Snyder, who was forced to step down as director after a family tragedy. There were concerns over the length of time that Whedon was taking to complete the film as the studio continued to pump millions into it. Rumors began to swirl that Whedon was undoing much of the work that Snyder had done on the project.
In recent weeks both Fisher and Snyder have revealed many details of their time working on the film. Snyder even said that he would be debuting his own cut of the movie on HBO Max.
“I don’t praise [writer] Chris Terrio and @ZackSnyder for simply putting me in Justice League,” Fisher wrote June 6. “I praise them for EMPOWERING me (a black man with no film credits to his name) with a seat at the creative table and input on the framing of the Stones before there was even a script!”
“Justice League” did not perform as expected in theaters, earning $658 million globally.
Whedon has not commented on the matter.