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Ray Fisher accuses Justice League producer Geoff Johns of making 'thinly veiled threat to my career'

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Aug 13, 2020, 4:11 PM EDT (Updated)

After Ray Fisher publicly accused Joss Whedon of “unacceptable” behavior while filming reshoots for 2017’s Justice League, the actor has now explicitly called out producer Geoff Johns.

Fisher, who played Cyborg in Warner Bros.' Justice League and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, took to Twitter on Wednesday to accuse Johns, who was President and Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment at the time of shooting Justice League, of belittling him and his agent and threatening Fisher's career for not going through “the proper chain of command” with his grievances, presumably toward Whedon.

“During the LA reshoots for Justice League, Geoff Johns summoned me to his office to belittle and admonish my (and my agent’s) attempts to take grievances up the proper chain of command,” Fisher wrote. “He then made a thinly veiled threat to my career.”

Fisher added: “This behavior cannot continue.”

Representatives from Geoff Johns and DC Entertainment have yet to comment.

Warner Bros. brought in Whedon to oversee reshoots of Justice League when original director Zack Snyder left the project due to a family tragedy. When originally promoting the film, Fisher publicly endorsed Whedon and his cut of the film at San Diego Comic-Con 2017. But after “forcefully” retracting his support in June, Fisher tweeted on July 1 that Whedon’s treatment of the cast and crew on the set of Justice League “was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable.”

In that tweet, Fisher also claimed that Johns and fellow Justice League producer Jon Berg “enabled” Whedon’s on-set behavior. (Berg categorically denied the accusations in an interview with Variety.) Fisher discussed his remarks in further detail in a livestreamed interview for Justice Con late last month.

Today's accusation from Fisher comes just after a major shakeup within DC, with WarnerMedia on Monday laying off several executives at DC Comics and the DC Universe streaming service as part of a massive restructuring plan. This shakeup also comes just two weeks before the DC FanDome event.

It was announced in May that Snyder would in fact be returning to the project to realize his original vision for the film. The Snyder Cut of Justice League will premiere in 2021 on HBO Max.


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