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Ray Fisher Says Joss Whedon was Abusive and Unprofessional on Justice League (Update)

A few days after actor Ray Fisher retracted his praise of director/writer Joss Whedon he went on to further elaborate why on Twitter.

The actor who played Cyborg in Justice League stated that:

Joss Wheadon’s on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable.

He was enabled, in many ways, by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg.

Accountability>Entertainment

Fisher has been talking more about the film since the announcement that Zack Snyder’s vision for the film will be done for HBO Max. He praised Snyder and writer Chris Terrio for “empowering” him and giving him a seat at the creative table with input on his character for the film.

It’s believed that much of Fishers Victor Stone/Cyborg storyline was cut in Whedon’s version of the film. Whedon took over for Snyder on the film after Snyder had to step down due to a family tragedy.

Named as enabling Whedon in the Tweet are Johns and Berg. Both were producers on the film and have credits on numerous DC properties going forward. Johns shifted his focus from comics to DC’s live-action properties but still has handled high-profile DC comic storylines like the recent Doomsday Clock. Johns went from film to comics due to DC staffer Eddie Berganza who himself has a history of abuse. In 2010 Johns was named the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment and he stepped down from his executive role in 2018. He launched Mad Ghost Productions to focus on film, tv, and comic book based on DC properties. He’s currently working on the Green Lantern Corps for HBO Max. Johns being named would be yet another DC executive accused of shielding abusive behavior by staff.

Whedon himself has been involved in comics with the relaunch of his Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel properties at BOOM! Studios.

None of the individuals named have made a statement regarding Fisher’s statement.

Update: Jon Berg has made a statement to Variety saying it was “categorically untrue that we enabled any unprofessional behavior.” He also said “I remember [Fisher] being upset that we wanted him to say ‘Booyaa,’ which is a well known saying of Cyborg in the animated series.”

It was announced today as well that Fisher’s co-star Jason Mamoa would be starring in an upcoming film produced by Johns and Berg.

Preview: Justice League #47

Justice League #47

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira (CA) Gary Frank
In Shops: Jun 24, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“Vengeance Is Thine” conclusion! The Justice League battles through the dreaded Pit of Tartarus, mythological prison to the most wretched creatures imaginable. Batman, Superman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman must resolve their long-held grudges while they still can-and before the world burns. Yet even if they succeed, they must still defeat the monster that lives and rules at the dark base of Tartarus.

Justice League #47

Those Two Geeks Episode Sixty Nine: A Late Take on the Snyder Cut

Alex and Joe try to talk about the (Zack) Snyder Cut of Justice League and end up on a tangent about the onscreen Batmen we’ve seen over the last fifteen years.

As always, Alex and Joe can be found on twitter respectively @karcossa and @jcb_smark if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Preview: Justice League #46

Justice League #46

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Xermanico (CA) Gary Frank
In Shops: Jun 10, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“Vengeance Is Thine” part three! On Themyscira, peace hangs in the balance when the Justice League is caught trespassing on the island of the Amazons! As the Spectre’s wave of vengeance sweeps across the world, the island is now twisted with rage. In order to quell mass retribution, the team must enter the Pit of Tartarus and find Jim Corrigan, but first they will have to fight their way into it-among each other and with their not-so-gracious Amazonian hosts!

Justice League #46

Around the Tubes

The Flash #754

It was new comic book day yesterday! Did you all go out and support your local shop? Will you this weekend? Sound off in the comments below! If you did get some comics, what’d you like? What’d you dislike?

While you think about all of that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

CBLDF – VICTORY: Redbubble Restores Nick Anderson Cartoon Following CBLDF Action – Congrats to all involved.

Reviews

Comics Bulletin – Amazing Spider-Man #43
Newsarama – Avengers #33
GeekDad – The Books of Magic #19
The Beat – The Daughters of Ys
Newsarama – The Flash #754
Superman Home Page – Justice League #45
Newsarama – Marauders #10
Newsarama – Venom #25

Zack Snyder’s Justice League Delivers a First Look at Darkseid

Director Zack Snyder‘s vision for Justice League will finally be seen in 2021 on HBO Max but it looks like we’re in for a year of teases before its releases.

Snyder headed online to give a blurry look at his take on the classic comic character Darkseid, the villain teased in Batman v Superman and who was to take a bigger role in Snyder’s version.

It’s hard to judge this take as the image is rather far away and blurry but the shape looks right?

Around the Tubes

Justice League #45

It’s new comic book day! What are you all excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait to get your comics, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Kotaku – Star Wars’ New Era of Storytelling Has Been Delayed – This isn’t surprising.

CBLDF – CBLDF Leads Coalition to Protect the First Amendment Rights of Editorial Cartoonist – Good to see this. More of a reason to not support RedBubble.

Book Riot – Kid Lit Author Booki Vivat Encourages Mental Health Training With Comic – Comics have been a great tool for healthcare.

Reviews

ComicMix – Is This How You See Me?
Newsarama – Justice League #45

Around the Tubes

Red Hood Outlaw #44

It’s a long weekend for “Team GP” but we still have lots of news coming your way today! If you have the day off, enjoy, and if not, we kick off your distraction for the day with some news from around the web.

Vulture – What Hath the Snyder Cut Released? – It just continues an issue that’s been brewing for some time.

CapeGazette – Drive-thru saves Free Comic Book Day in Milton – A creative solution.

Sequart Organization – With Great Power Comes Great Career Opportunities: A Character Study of Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell’s Zenith – Always an interesting read from this site.

Reviews

Talking Comics – DCeased: Hope at World’s End #1
Talking Comics – DCeased: Unkillables #3
Talking Comics – Red Hood Outlaw #44

Preview: Justice League #45

Justice League #45

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Eddy Barrows (CA) Francis Manapul
In Shops: May 27, 2020
SRP: $3.99

The Spirit of Vengeance goes global! After spending untold time in isolation, the Spectre is back, and his thirst for retribution will ripple across the Earth! As old wounds are reopened under the Spectre’s unstoppable influence, it’s up to the Justice League to stop the conflict. But how can they act on a global stage when they must first contend with their own resentments?

Justice League #45
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