It looks like Ray Fisher has had enough of Joss Whedon.
Last Monday, the New York Magazine published an interview with Joss Whedon, in which the filmmaker responded to the Justice League cast and their criticisms of his directorial style and supposed abusive behavior on the set of the 2017 superhero movie.
Fisher, who plays Victor Stone/Cyborg in Justice League, previously accused Whedon of being an abusive presence on set and for deliberately changing the skin tone of an actor of color to a different shade. Whedon tried to dismiss those claims in his interview with the New York Magazine and came back at Fisher by criticizing his acting skills.
Whedon said that he had a fine relationship with Fisher while working in Justice League, particularly when it came to the changes to the actor’s role in the film. But the director claimed that Fisher’s role in the movie was reduced due to the actor’s poor performance. Whedon even described Fisher “a malevolent force.” “We’re talking about a bad actor in both senses,” the director said of Fisher.
Surprisingly, instead of addressing Whedon’s interview comments thoroughly, Fisher simply posted a short tweet as a reaction. “Looks like Joss Whedon got to direct an endgame after all… Rather than address all of the lies and buffoonery today — I will be celebrating the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tomorrow the work continues. #MLKDay A>E,” reads Fisher’s tweet.
Fisher isn’t the only Justice League star who has responded to Whedon’s recent Justice League comments. Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot previously claimed that Whedon threatened to kill her career at one point. But in his interview with the New York Magazine, Whedon said that he doesn’t threaten people. He then tried to explain that Gadot must have misunderstood him because English is not the first language of the Israeli actress.
“English is not her first language,” Whedon said of Gadot as he recounted a debate about a scene he had with the actress, which he claimed she took completely the wrong way. But in her own email response to the New York Magazine, Gadot said: “I understood perfectly” when it comes to the incident Whedon is referencing.
Though Zack Snyder is actually the director of Justice League, Whedon had been brought on to fill in for Snyder after he left the movie amid conflicts with Warner Bros. following the death of his daughter in early 2017.
In Justice League, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts before finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes.
Justice League is now streaming on HBO Max.