Zack Snyder’s ‘Snyder Cut’ of Justice League is finally coming into focus with the announcement that reshoots are planned for the revamped mini-series treatment of the 2017 film. The likes of Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot are set to return to their superheroic roles, as well as Cyborg actor Ray Fisher.
Fisher’s return for the Snyder Cut reshoots is notable given recent claims of Justice League‘s on-set conditions under director Joss Whedon, who took over following Snyder’s departure from the filming due to personal reasons. Fisher has come out to call Whedon’s behavior during filming “gross, abusive, unprofessional and completely unacceptable.” He went on to criticize producers Geoff Johns and Jon Berg for enabling Whedon’s behavior, which was corroborated by co-star Jason Momoa in a September post to his personal Instagram.
In that post, Momoa comes out clearly in support of Fisher’s claims of on-set abuse, citing the “sh***y way we were treated on Justice League reshoots (back before the original 2017 release). Serious stuff went down. It needs to be investigated and people need to be held accountable.” Fisher’s claim has sparked investigation on WarnerMedia’s part, though this was made murky by contradicting claims of cooperation by Fisher and WarnerMedia.
Essentially, the circumstances brought to light surrounding the tail-end of Justice League‘s messy production remain an open case, one yet to be satisfyingly addressed by WarnerMedia, Whedon, Johns, or Berg.
With Fisher and now, Momoa’s, criticisms of the studio’s operations publicly known, it’s unclear if the rift will impact production on the soon-to-be-reshooting Snyder Cut of Justice League, or if Fisher’s stand will affect the Cyborg cameo planned for The Flash. As for Momoa, the actor is suiting up for Aquaman 2, having starred as the titular DC hero in his own 2018 film, and featured in Justice League.
One hopes that the publicity brought on by Fisher’s speaking up keeps the rights of actors and crew as a top priority, with the negative press pressuring WarnerMedia to take the claims seriously. For further updates on the Snyder Cut and other DC projects, stay tuned.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter