Warner Bros. has fired back at actor Ray Fisher, who played Cyborg in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. On Friday, Warner Bros. shared a statement in response to Ray Fisher's accusation about opprobrious behaviour on the set of Justice League from Joss Whedon, Jon Berg and Geoff John. Warner Bros.'s official statement stated that Fisher has not been cooperative with the investigation this far. Read ahead for more details.
This investigator has attempted multiple times to meet with Mr. Fisher to discuss his concerns but, to date, Mr. Fisher has declined to speak to the investigator. Warner Bros. remains committed to accountability and to the well-being of every cast and crew member on each of its productions. It also remains committed to investigating any specific and credible allegation of misconduct, which thus far Mr. Fisher has failed to provide.
On July 1, Ray Fisher took to his social media and stated that the Justice League director Joss Whedon was abusive as well as inappropriate on the set. He said, "Joss Wheadon’s on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable". In this tweet, he also stated that the director’s behaviour was ‘enabled’ in many ways by the co-producers of the film, Geoff Johns and Jon Berg. Check out the Justice League actor’s tweet.
Joss Wheadon’s on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable.— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) July 1, 2020
He was enabled, in many ways, by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg.
According to CBR.com, Ray Fisher accused Geoff Johns of threatening his career. In August, he also shared that his claims were being investigated by WarnerMedia. As per recent updates, the actor has made another claim. He said that DC Films President Walter Hamada endeavoured to "throw" Whedon and Berg "under the bus" in an attempt to get Fisher to relax regarding his claims against Johns. Warner Bros. on Friday replied to Ray Fisher's claims, take a look at their statement.
In July, Ray Fisher’s representatives asked DC Films President Walter Hamada to talk to Mr. Fisher about his concerns during the production of Justice League. The two had previously spoken when Mr. Hamada asked him to reprise his role as Cyborg in Warner Bros.' upcoming Flash movie, together with other members of the Justice League.
In their July conversation, Mr. Fisher recounted disagreements he’d had with the film’s creative team regarding his portrayal of Cyborg, and complained that his suggested script revisions were not adopted. Mr. Hamada explained that creative differences are a normal part of the production process, and that a film’s writer/director ultimately has to be in charge of these matters.
Notably, Mr. Hamada also told Mr. Fisher that he would elevate his concerns to WarnerMedia so they could conduct an investigation. At no time did Mr. Hamada ever 'throw anyone under the bus,' as Mr. Fisher has falsely claimed, or render any judgments about the Justice League production, in which Mr. Hamada had no involvement, since filming occurred before Mr. Hamada was elevated to his current position.
While Mr. Fisher never alleged any actionable misconduct against him, WarnerMedia nonetheless initiated an investigation into the concerns he’d raised about his character’s portrayal. Still not satisfied, Mr. Fisher insisted that WarnerMedia hire an independent third party investigator.
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