Cyborg actor Ray Fisher has gone into more detail about the racism he claims occurred during Joss Whedon’s Justice League reshoots.
The more details that come to light about what happened during the Justice League reshoots headed by Avengers director Joss Whedon, the worse it becomes. The situation was apparently so bad that Cyborg actor Ray Fisher has now become vocal on social media and has demanded a proper investigation to hold those involved with the reshoots accountable for their actions years ago.
Forbes recently got the chance to speak with Ray Fisher in a lengthy interview where the Justice League star provided more insight into what occurred once Joss Whedon took over on the DC film. Fisher first explained what initially caused him to speak out on Twitter:
“What set my soul on fire and forced me to speak out about Joss Whedon this summer was my becoming informed that Joss had ordered that the complexion of an actor of color be changed in post-production because he didn’t like the color of their skin tone. Man, with everything 2020’s been, that was the tipping point for me.”
Later in the interview, Ray Fisher said he was also made aware of more racist behavior after he spoke out against Joss Whedon:
“Prior to Justice League’s reshoot process, blatantly racist conversations were had and entertained—on multiple occasions—by former and current top level executives at Warner Bros. Pictures. Decision-makers that participated in those racist conversations were Geoff Johns, Jon Berg, and current Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich. I realized that the notes I ended up getting from Johns during reshoots were just a coded version of the racist things he was saying with behind closed doors with the other execs.”
The theatrical version of Justice League notably cut the roles of several minorities in the film like Ryan Choi, Iris West, Cyborg’s mother, in addition to scenes with his father being reshot. Ray Fisher doesn’t believe that was a coincidence:
“I always suspected that race was a determining factor for the way that things went down, but it wasn’t until this past summer that I was able to prove it.
According to the Cyborg star, it seems race was just the tip of the iceberg for what occurred during the reshoots:
“Race was just one of the issues with the reshoot process. There were massive blowups, threats, coercion, taunting, unsafe work conditions, belittling, and gaslighting like you wouldn’t believe.”
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Here is the official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Justice League:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
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