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Ray Fisher Claims Affleck’s Batman Return Was Announced As Distraction From Justice League Investigation

September 17, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Ray Fisher’s battle with Warner Bros. over his claims of mistreatment on the set of Justice League continues, with a claim they announced Ben Affleck’s return as Batman as a distraction. Fisher posted to Twitter earlier this week to claim that the studio announced the return of Affleck as Batman in The Flash in order to drown out Fisher’s reveal that Warner Bros. launched an investigation into Joss Whedon’s behavior during reshoots on Justice League. He shared screenshots of his tweet and the Affleck announcement, noting that the latter came just an hour and a half after Fisher made his reveal.

Fisher claims that Whedon was “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable” in his treatment of the film’s cast on the reshoots, and that Geoff Johns and Jon Berg enabled his behavior as heads at DC Films. Fisher further alleged that Johns “made a thinly veiled threat to my career” when he raised objections. Johns has yet to respond to the allegation, though Berg responded back at the time of the initial claims that it was “categorically untrue that [he and Johns] enabled any unprofessional behavior.”

Fisher has support from one fellow cast member in Jason Momoa, who noted on Instagram that he stands with Fisher and that “everyone else who experienced what happen[ed] under the watch of [Warner Bros.] needs proper investigation.” He further said that Fisher was “speaking up about the s**tty way we were treated on Justice League reshoots. Serious stuff went down. It needs to be investigated and people need to be held accountable.”