Ray Fisher Accuses Warner Bros. Executives Of Racist Behavior
The Cyborg actor continues to open up about the troubled production of Justice League.
Cyborg actor Ray Fisher has become an outspoken critic of Warner Bros. higher ups over the course of the year. He's taken to social media multiple times to call out abusive and racist behavior he and other cast members faced while on set for the , Justice League, after production was handed over from original director Zack Snyder to pinch hitter Joss Whedon, who finished the film.
The first of where he publicly retracted his praise of Whedon during the movie's San Diego Comic-Con Panel, adding that producers Geoff Johns and John Berg were also complicit in the abuses the cast faced. Later, Warner Bros. issued a statement saying that Fisher wasn't complying with their attempts to investigate these allegations, which Fisher denied. He was then by co-star to condemn the actions Warner Bros. had taken, including leaking information about a film Momoa was set to star in as a "distraction."
Now, Fisher has sat down with to dive further into the abuses he and other cast members faced on set, including blatant racism at the behest of Warner Bros. boss Toby Emmerich who played a role in "racist conversations" surrounding the post-production of the movie.
"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," Fisher told Forbes. "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."
Strangely, despite the alleged misconduct and obvious bad blood felt between Fisher and Warner Bros., for the additional footage being shot for Zack Snyder's upcoming , which is set to premiere on HBO Max some time next year.