Later this month, Zack Snyder’s Justice League will hit HBO Max. However, the behind-the-scenes battle continues to play out in public. Ray Fisher, the actor who portrayed Cyborg/Vic Stone in the movie, leveled misconduct charges against director Joss Whedon last summer. While Fisher hasn’t shared many specifics about what Whedon allegedly did on set, he is speaking out again about current and former Warner Bros. executives Toby Emmerich, Geoff Johns, Jon Berg, and Walter Hamada.
During a lengthy statement on his Twitter account, Fisher wrote “When it comes to matters involving race, I always try to give the benefit of the doubt to those who may be ignorant of their own biases. But when you have studio executives (particularly Geoff Johns) saying ‘we can’t have an angry Black man at the center of the movie’- and then those executives use their power to reduce and remove ALL Black people from that movie — they are no longer entitled to any benefit associated with doubt.”
He also added that instead of engaging with him “they choose the cowardly route of gaslight — complete with extremely problematic requests such as asking me to ‘play Cyborg like Quasimodo’; and forcing a scene to be reshot so they could highlight the existence of Cyborg’s penis.”
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) March 2, 2021
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Additionally, Fisher praised Snyder’s upcoming cut of the film for reversing many the deleted sequences and flying in the face of discrimination.
“Zack Snyder’s Justice League stands as proof of, and opposition to, that discrimination,” wrote Fisher. “I am indebted to the participants of the Justice League investigation. They have put themselves at great risk to share the truth. I owe it to them; I owe it to my peers in this industry; and I owe it to all Black people to stay the course.”
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