‘Justice League’ Producer Calls Attacks Against Joss Whedon “Categorically Untrue”

When Ray Fisher “forcefully retracted” his support of Joss Whedon’s Justice League, we knew it was the start of something that could get ugly. And it did the very next day, when Fisher accused the director of “gross, abusive, unprofessional” conduct on set, aided and abetted by producers Jon Berg and Geoff Johns. And we knew there would have to be a response, if not from Whedon than by somebody else who Fisher named.

Well, here we are and Jon Berg has spoken to Variety about the situation, calling the claims against Whedon “categorically untrue.”  He continues…

“I remember [Fisher] being upset that we wanted him to say ‘Booyaa,’ which is a well known saying of Cyborg in the animated series.”

It’s doubtful Fisher is upset over getting a lame catchphrase, but until somebody else decides to speak up, or the actor decides to reveal more, we’re never going to know. But someone who knows Whedon quite well, Firefly and Serenity star Alan Tudyk, came to the filmmaker’s defense…

However, Tudyk backed off when a commenter pointed out that he doesn’t know the full story…

Expect that we’ll learn more about this in the coming days and weeks, culminating in the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max next year.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.