Following Justice League‘s Cyborg actor Ray Fisher’s allegations against director Joss Whedon yesterday, former Warner Bros. co-president of production Jon Berg, has a few things to shoot back.
Both Jon Berg and Joss Whedon, along with former DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer Geoff Johns, were called out in a tweet made by Fisher yesterday. Fisher had claimed that Jon and Geoff had “enabled [Joss Whedon], in many ways”.
Speaking with Variety, Berg had claimed that he remembered Fisher “being upset that [they] wanted him to say ‘Booyaa,’ which is a well known saying of Cyborg in the animated series'”. It has been noted that both Whedon and Johns have yet to respond to any of these claims.
DC fans and critics alike were visibly upset when Justice League flopped both critically and commercially. Throughout the production period, Whedon had also been dogged by rumours on how he snatched the film out of Zack Snyder’s hands and undermined Snyder’s vision, which Snyder noticeably did not attempt to dispel. Moreover, Snyder had been clear that the final film did not do justice to his original vision for the film.
Some fans have tried every trick in the book in order to lobby for a #SnyderCut of the film. And it miraculously worked as Warner Bros. has announced that the new re-edited “Snyder Cut” of the movie will be released exclusively on its streaming platform around 2021.
As of today, Fisher’s statement has been backed by a few notable individuals such as DCEU photographer, Clay Enos and Matthew A. Cherry.
A Twitter user has even compared Fisher with John Boyega(Star Wars), a fellow actor who has actively spoken out against his mistreatment in the industry. As the user has aptly summarised, “if you are quicker to criticise them instead of the [ones] who wronged them (like Whedon)….you are part of the problem.”