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.”
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) September 7, 2020
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.
I’d like to take a moment to forcefully retract every bit of this statement: pic.twitter.com/1ECwwu6TG1
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) June 29, 2020
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.
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.
So you can better understand how deep this goes:
After speaking out about Justice League, I received a phone call from the President of DC Films wherein he attempted to throw Joss Whedon and Jon Berg under the bus in hopes that I would relent on Geoff Johns.
I will not.
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) September 4, 2020
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.