Justice League's Ray Fisher 'forcefully retracts' praise for director Joss Whedon

Ray Fisher as Cyborg in Justice League (Credit: Warner Bros)
Ray Fisher as Cyborg in Justice League (Credit: Warner Bros)

Ray Fisher, who played Cyborg in the Justice League movie, has 'forcefully retracted' his praise for director Joss Whedon.

In the run-up to original Justice League director Zack Snyder releasing his own cut of the movie, Fisher took to Twitter, posting a clip from a panel appearance at the 2017 Comic-Con event.

In it, he's asked about Whedon's involvement in the movie, to which he replies: “Joss is a great guy and Zack picked a great person to come clean up and finish up for him.”

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But now it appears he's rather changed his tune, captioning the clip: “I'd like to take a moment to forcefully retract every bit of this statement.”

For background, Whedon, who'd helmed the first Avengers movie for Marvel, took over Justice League when Snyder stepped back from the production, in the wake of the tragic death of his daughter.

Whedon finished things up, but ended up shooting large amounts of additional footage, sending the budget rocketing to $300 million.

Justice League (Credit: Warner Bros)
Justice League (Credit: Warner Bros)

But the finished movie, for which Snyder retained sole credit, was hammered by fans and critics, and was said to have lost Warner Bros in the region of $60 million.

Now, after much online campaigning over several years, Warner Bros has agreed to fork out tens of millions of dollars to have Snyder's own cut released, in an unexpected move confirmed in May this year.

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Fisher's disavowing of Whedon comes after Snyder said last month that Fisher is 'the heart of my movie'.

Snyder's cut will be released on HBO Max in 2021.