While the launch of Zack Snyder’s Justice League has been the main big news in the DCEU fandom in the last year, an important side story was the accusations of abusive behavior that Cyborg actor Ray Fisher has directed at filmmaker Joss Whedon for the time they spent together on the sets of 2017 . League of Justice. In a new interview with VanityFair, Fisher described Whedon’s attitude as responsible for “gassing” the film’s cast and crew.
“What ended up happening, I think, was a little collaborative gaslight that we got from Joss. We ended up getting an email before the new filming, I think it was sent to the entire cast. It was an email that said,” Hey. , we are really trying to fix this. This is obviously a difficult situation. Any questions, comments blah blah blah feel free to share. “We learned pretty quickly that that wasn’t the case at all. That was just the niceties of what was really going to happen, which is, well, I’m not going to get too into that. Thing is, there is an ongoing investigation regarding this. to that, and we’re trying to get everything back on track with that. “
While the initial email seemed promising enough, Ray Fisher goes on to state that it was evident from the beginning that Joss Whedon he was still upset about the poor reception of his previous superhero movie, Ultron age, which ended up informing their decisions about the sets of League of Justice.
“You can see it in some of the scenes that occurred. Flash falling on Wonder Woman [chest] it’s something he pulled out of Age of Ultron and just copied and pasted here. In my first creative conversation with him, he kept accidentally calling “Diana” “Natasha”, which is crazy. This was in the conversation they made me have with him before he gave me the script. There was a lot of contempt on set. There was a lot of teasing, both from previous jobs and from actors and people. At one point he compared me to Robert Downey Jr. and said, “Listen, I don’t like taking notes from anyone, not even Robert Downey Jr.” And I said, “Well, that’s fine. Either way …”
It seems from Fisher’s account that Whedon saw League of Justice as a way to compensate the reception for Ultron age, despite the fact that the two franchises are wildly different in terms of themes and tone. After that dig into Robert Downey Jr., Fisher explains that he realized that shooting the movie wasn’t going to be the kind of collaborative experience that the initial email had promised.
“That was the first phone conversation that he and I had about the actual script. And so, in two notes, he cuts me off and says, boom. This is what it is. And I say,” Okay, the email that that you sent is not what I am receiving at the moment. So I’m going to keep track and walk away. “But you can tell he had a lot of resentment about the situation with the Marvel side. It felt weird and weird. But we ended up getting the worst of a lot of the things he was going through in that moment. I don’t know what it was, but whatever it is, it can’t go on … This kind of thing can’t go on. I mean, I said before: if this is the only movie I’m lucky enough to make, I’ll take it and I’ll go, because there will never be another movie that happens like this. “
Zack Snyder’s Justice League starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Ray Porter as Darkseid, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. The film hits HBO Max on March 18. This news comes from Vanity fair.
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