Movie director Joss Whedon has finally replied to the allegations made against him by Justice League movie star Ray Fisher in July 2020 for “gross, abusive, unprofessional” behavior during the 2017 Warner Bros film’s production. Whedon also addressed the allegations made against him by actress Wonder Woman alum Gal Gadot as well as former Buffy the Vampire Slayer co-stars.
“The Undoing of Joss Whedon,” that printed Monday morning also accused the Avengers director of misbehavior.
In the wake of Fisher’s public criticism of Whedon in 2020, WarnerMedia conducted an internal independent inquiry into what went wrong on Justice League, leading the media conglomerate to vaguely state in Dec. of the same year that “remedial action has been taken.” As a result, Wheadon was made to leave The Nevers, an HBO show created by the same.
Regarding Fisher’s allegation that Whedon changed the color of his skin and trimmed down Cyborg’s plot, the Justice League co-writer, as well as director of extra scenes, informs New York’s Lila Shapiro that he brightened the entire film in post-production, including all faces.
As he said in the interview, Whedon reduced Cyborg’s position in the picture because it “logically made no sense” and because the performance was awful. This is corroborated by insiders, who say that test-screening spectators thought Cyborg was “the worst of all characters in the film.”
Whedon claims he and Fisher spent hours debating the modifications and that their conversation was pleasant. According to Whedon,
“We’re talking about a malevolent force… We’re talking about a bad actor in both senses.”
As soon as the New York Times published the article, Fisher took to Twitter to retaliate.
Looks like Joss Whedon got to direct an endgame after all…Rather than addressing all of the lies and buffoonery today—I will be celebrating the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tomorrow the work continues.
Looks like Joss Whedon got to direct an endgame after all…
Rather than address all of the lies and buffoonery today—I will be celebrating the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Tomorrow the work continues.#MLKDay
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) January 17, 2022
The New York feature also reaches out to an Angel actor. Whedon also threatened her warning her agent that she would “never work for him or 20th Century Fox again” after she requested a raise.
During the filming of Buffy and Angel, actress Charisma Carpenter stated that Whedon was “casually nasty” to her and referred to her as “fat” following her pregnancy. A season later, after Carpenter gave birth, she alleged that Whedon had made light of her religious views, accused her of sabotage, and dismissed her.
Whedon informs New York that he was “not mannerly” and “bewildered” by Carpenter’s statement. “The majority of my interactions with Charisma have been wonderful and engaging. “She fumbled with her parts at times, but none could pound a line as hard as she could,” said Whedon, who added that “I didn’t call her fat.”
Trachtenberg, who also turned to social media last year to express her fear of being alone in a room with Wheadon. “Trachtenberg didn’t want to elaborate,” Shapiro writes in today’s post on Whedon’s response to the performer in New York Post.