Jason Momoa backs Ray Fisher in Warner Bros row over 'Justice League' misconduct

Cyborg and Aquaman in Justice League (Credit: Warner Bros)
Cyborg and Aquaman in Justice League (Credit: Warner Bros)

Jason Momoa, aka Aquaman, has backed his Justice League co-star Ray Fisher in the row with Warner Bros over misconduct on the movie's set from director Joss Whedon.

Fisher, who played Cyborg in the 2017 movie, grabbed a snapshot of a Instagram Story from Momoa, in which he had posted the hashtag #IstandWithRayFisher, and published it on his own Twitter feed.

“Let’s Go!!!” he captioned. “#BORGLIFE Accountability>Entertainment.”

It's the most recent twist in the tale of anger and recriminations coming from the long wound-up movie production.

It began with Fisher publicly retracting his praise for Whedon, posting a short video of himself at a Comic-Con panel, alongside Momoa, hailing the director soon after the film wrapped.

He later claimed that Whedon had behaved poorly on set, accusing him of being 'gross and abusive' to cast and crew, and also complained that producers Jon Berg and Geoff Johns were complicit in the behaviour.

Whedon was drafted in to finish the movie, after original director Zack Snyder had to quit the production following the tragic death of his daughter.

Read more: Ray Fisher says he co-operated with Justice League probe

Though it was deemed to be more of a post-production role, Whedon then embarked on his own reshoots of the movie, sending the budget sky rocketing.

The resultant film was panned by critics, and ended up losing Warner Bros a reported $60 million.

Following Fisher's complaints about Whedon's behaviour, DC Films' boss Walter Hamada embarked on an investigation, however, last week, Warner Bros claimed that Fisher was not cooperating with them.

Fisher tweeted:

Warner Bros then countered in a statement: “At no time did Mr. Hamada ever 'throw anyone under the bus,' as Mr. Fisher has falsely claimed, or render any judgments about the Justice League production, in which Mr. Hamada had no involvement since filming occurred before Mr. Hamada was elevated to his current position.”

It added that 'to date, Mr. Fisher has declined to speak to the investigator'.

The long-awaited 'Snyder cut' of the movie is due for release on HBO Max in 2021.