Justice League's Ray Fisher Throws Joss Whedon Under the Bus

Well, this is not a good look. The cast of Justice League has been very supportive of the idea of the Snyder Cut and while that is a good thing we're starting to veer into the unprofessional here. There is nothing wrong with supporting Zack Snyder and trying to get his original vision on screen and maybe even more so if your character was one of the hardest hit when it came to deleted scenes. However, you can support Snyder without throwing Joss Whedon under the bus but Ray Fisher doesn't seem to have gotten that memo. He took to Twitter to say that he "forcefully retrats[s] every part of this statement" and shared a video of him on the San Diego Comic-Con stage in 2017 where he said; "Yeah, I mean Joss [Whedon] is a great guy, and I think Zack [Snyder] picked a good person  to come and clean up-finish up for him."

There is just nothing professional about that and regardless of what Fisher thinks of Whedon this isn't something that you should do. It's bad if Snyder really did choose Whedon to take over once his daughter passed away due to suicide because then he's basically disrespecting Snyder's creative decision. If Snyder didn't pick Whedon then it might be even worse because then he's throwing a guy who just came in and did his job under the bus.

A Ray Fisher as Cyborg character poster from Justice League. Image Credit: Warner Bros.
A Ray Fisher as Cyborg character poster from Justice League. Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Perhaps Fisher is annoyed that his solo movie never really got off of the ground and that no one in Warner Bros. seems to be in a hurry to make it happen. Maybe he's mad that a bunch of his scenes ended up on the cutting room floor. No one is even saying he has no right to be frustrated by those things. Whedon is not a man that needs defending, he has his own problems that cannot be ignored, but there has to be a better way to support Snyder and Zack Snyder's Justice League that doesn't include throwing people under the bus like this. Whedon was not the only person who made Justice League and Fisher saying these things about Whedon is an insult to anyone that Whedon brought on to help with cinematography, editing, and everything else. A movie isn't broken by one single person and by blaming Whedon Fisher is doing a lot more than just insulting a director he might want to work with again someday.

Zack Snyder's Justice League will stream to HBO Max in 2021.

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