Joss Whedon has replied to allegations of bad behavior leveled against him by various members of the “Justice League.” When director Zack Snyder had to walk away due to a family issue, the filmmaker took over the production of the 2017 superhero blockbuster. Ray Fisher, who played the superhero Cyborg in the film, stated in the summer of 2020 that Whedon was “abusive” and “unprofessional” while working on it.
The allegations spurred an inquiry into the situation by Warner Media, which resulted in “remedial action,” however no other details were provided. Fisher was eventually dropped from the cast of the forthcoming film “The Flash.”
Meanwhile, Fisher’s “Justice League” co-star Gal Gadot filed her own complaint against Whedon, claiming that he “threatened” her career. Jason Momoa, who also featured in the film, backed Fisher up, stating they were subjected to “s—-ty” behavior on site.
Whedon has since maintained his innocence and denied any culpability in the affair. Furthermore, the filmmaker stated that he decreased Fisher’s involvement in the picture owing to his bad performance and the story’s “logical inconsistency.”
He also claimed that he did not change the color of Fisher’s complexion, but rather lightened the overall tone of the film. Fisher, 33, responded on Twitter on Monday, saying, “Looks like Joss Whedon got to direct an endgame after all… Rather than addressing all of the falsehoods and buffoonery today, I will be honoring Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. The work will resume tomorrow.
Whedon also disputed that he endangered Gadot’s career.
“English is not her first language, and I tend to be annoyingly flowery in my speech,” he said. Gadot, 36, is Israeli.
Whedon also addressed allegations made by Buffy the Vampire Slayer actor Charisma Carpenter, who claimed Whedon inquired if she was “going to retain” her baby when she got pregnant and manipulatively weaponized her gender and faith.