This October, Director Zack Snyder will reunite members of the Justice League cast to shoot about a week’s worth of additional footage for the highly anticipated “Snyder Cut” of the film that will premiere on HBO MAX in 2021. Snyder, who says disgruntled actor, Ray Fisher (Cyborg), plays a major role in his version of the film returns to a set occupied by some people within WarnerMedia who he has been vocally sparring with as of late.
Fisher still wants to expose the toxicity that was allowed on the set of 2017’s Justice League once director Joss Whedon took over. Fisher accuses Whedon, Geoff Johns, and Jon Berg of creating a horrible working environment in which the Avengers director said Snyder’s vision was trash and the actors had no idea what they were doing. Fisher went on to say WarnerMedia turned a blind eye to the trio’s horrible behavior on the set.
Of the three only Whedon still has a working relationship with WB. Whedon is currently developing his sci-fi drama for HBO MAX titled The Nevers.
Per The Hollywood Reporter:
Fisher’s dissatisfaction came to light June 29 when he shared a video clip of himself at 2017’s San Diego Comic-Con praising Whedon but writing on Twitter he’d like to “retract every bit of this statement.” On July 1, the actor elaborated, calling Whedon’s behavior on set “gross, abusive, unprofessional and completely unacceptable.” Fisher’s remarks pushed WarnerMedia to investigate the claims, and on Aug. 20, he announced the company was looking into them. That led to a back and forth between WarnerMedia and Fisher about whether he was cooperating with the investigation (they claimed he wasn’t, but he said he was).
On Sept. 4, Fisher tweeted that Hamada, who had no connection to the previous Warners or DC film regime, had privately disparaged Whedon and Berg to him, in an effort to spare Johns. The studio responded with a statement of its own, claiming Fisher had not cooperated with the investigation, and Fisher fired back with a screenshot of an email that seemed to show he had indeed met with an investigator. He also wrote Warners “has escalated this to an entirely different level, but I’m ready to meet the challenge.” On Sept. 14, Aquaman’s Jason Momoa reignited Fisher’s claims of misconduct, writing on Instagram, “It needs to be investigated and people need to be held accountable.” Momoa’s wading into the delicate issue is said to have caught both the studio and his own team off guard as the actor and studio are preparing to shoot Aquaman 2 early next year.
Fisher is in talks with Warner Bros. to make a cameo in The Flash, a Justice League spinoff movie due to shoot next year. He has options negotiated for future appearances, including cameos, beyond the initial film. But in earlier drafts of the Flash script, Cyborg was a much more active player than the one in the current script. Sources say the studio exercised its option for Flash, even upping its negotiated price for what’s described as a three-scene appearance. Fisher’s side countered with a figure doubling that. Warners turned that down, and negotiations have remained stalled for weeks.