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Justice League star Jason Momoa has joined fellow co-star Ray Fisher in his call for a proper investigation into Joss Whedon and his alleged actions on set, following the director’s coming aboard the project to take over for Zack Snyder, who stepped down in the wake of a family tragedy.
The Aquaman and Game of Thrones star shared his support on Instagram today, posting an image of he and Fisher promoting Justice League at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, while saying, “THIS S*** HAS TO STOP AND NEEDS TO BE LOOKED AT @ray8fisher AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO EXPERIENCED WHAT HAPPEN UNDER THE WATCH OF @wbpictures NEEDS PROPER INVESTIGATION.”
Momoa then went on to mention "a fake Frosty announcement" over the summer, presumably that he’d be voicing Frosty the Snowman in an upcoming film produced by Jon Berg and Geoff Johns, two of the people named in Fisher’s complaint. The Cyborg actor previously stated that both producers had enabled Whedon’s alleged abusive behavior on the Justice League set. Momoa noted that the announcement was made without his permission, further stating that it was meant as a distraction, presumably because it took place shortly after Fisher had first tweeted his complaints.
“I just think it’s f***ed up that people released a fake Frosty announcement without my permission to try to distract from Ray Fisher speaking up about the shitty way we were treated on Justice League reshoots," Momoa went on to add in the post. "Serious stuff went down. It needs to be investigated and people need to be held accountable. #IStandWithRayFisher. aloha j”
Momoa’s post comes a few hours after Fisher’s latest tweets, which offer an update on WarnerMedia’s investigation — that he had initially been in support of. Fisher also conveyed his experience of the process, and his continued desire for an independent investigator, as he believes the one currently carrying out the investigation is working for Warner Bros. Pictures, and not WarnerMedia as stated.
“To-date, the ‘independent’ firm hired by @wbpictures has conveniently avoided contacting key witnesses who gave damning statements to WB HR,” tweeted Fisher. “They’ve also started interviews with (and have since ghosted) witnesses that have implicated former and current top level executives.”
He then added, “Others (including an implicated individual that called me to apologize) have already been interviewed. We will not let ANY investigator cherry-pick interviewees that best suit @wbpictures’ false narrative and scapegoating efforts. All stories WILL be heard!”
These comments follow Fisher’s comments from a week ago, in which the actor responded to a Warner Bros. statement that DC Entertainment President Walter Hamada had not thrown both Whedon and Berg “under the bus” in an attempt to protect Johns, as Fisher had said, and that Fisher wasn’t co-operating with the investigation.
Momoa isn’t the only Justice League actor to speak out in support of Fisher. Kiersey Clemons (Sweetheart), who plays Iris West, posted a photo over the weekend of her in character, along with the caption #IStandWithRayFisher.
While Berg has denied the accusations, both Whedon and Johns have yet to respond. SYFY WIRE has reached out to Warner Bros. for comment.
The new "Snyder cut" of the film, Zack Snyder's Justice League, will be hitting HBO Max sometime in 2021.