Ray Fisher Retracts His Support for Joss Whedon’s Justice League
Poor Joss Whedon. The man is taking it hard in the chin for essentially doing the job Warner Bros. asked him to do on Justice League. Now, Ray Fisher has taken to Twitter to renounce his loyalty to Joss Whedon, effectively retracting a statement he made at Comic Con in which he threw his support at The Avengers director. You can check out the full Tweet below.
“I’d like to take a moment to forcefully retract every bit of this statement,” Fisher says regarding a video in which he says, “Joss Whedon is a good guy and Zack picked a good person to clean up and finish up for him.” (The look on Jason Mamoa’s face during that clip says it all.)
Whedon’s Justice League was not very good, but that was more to do with a rushed production, and a limited budget. Given more time and a blank slate to work with, Whedon could probably make an enjoyable Justice League flick on par with his first two Avengers films.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will reportedly cost around $20-30 million in order to properly finish the editing and visual effects of the director’s original vision. The original post-production crew is also expected to return along with the cast members to record additional dialogue for the cut. No new footage will be shot, however.
Fueled by the hero’s restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Justice League sees Bruce Wayne enlist the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League, which features a screenplay from Chris Terrio from a story by Snyder and Terrio, stars Affleck as Batman, Cavill as Superman, Gadot as Wonder Woman, Momoa as Aquaman, Miller as The Flash, Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, with J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.
Released in November 2017, the film earned mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike, praising the action and performances from Gadot and Miller while criticizing every other aspect of the film, namely the inconsistent tone that many fault Joss Whedon (The Avengers) for after taking over directorial duties from Snyder. With a large budget of $300 million and a break-even point of $750 million, the film is considered a box office bomb having grossed only $658 million.