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Justice League producer denies Ray Fisher's criticism of Joss Whedon's on-set behaviour

Digital Spy (UK) logo Digital Spy (UK) 09/07/2020 Megan Davies
Joss Whedon smiling for the camera: Justice League producer Jon Berg has responded to Ray Fisher's claims over Joss Whedon's "unprofessional" on-set behaviour, calling them "categorically untrue". © Earl Gibson III - Getty Images Justice League producer Jon Berg has responded to Ray Fisher's claims over Joss Whedon's "unprofessional" on-set behaviour, calling them "categorically untrue".

Justice League producer and Warner Bros' former co-president of production Jon Berg has responded to Ray Fisher's claims about Joss Whedon's on-set behaviour, calling them "categorically untrue".

Earlier this week, Justice League actor Fisher, who played Cyborg in the film, accused director Whedon of "gross, abusive, unprofessional and completely unacceptable" behaviour on set, just days after he said that he would like to "forcefully retract" a statement praising the director.

"Joss Whedon's on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable," Fisher wrote on Twitter.

Ray Fisher wearing a suit and tie © Mike Marsland/WireImage Ray Fisher

Related: Justice League's Ray Fisher thanks Zack Snyder for "empowering" him as a Black actor

"He was enabled, in many ways, by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg. Accountability > Entertainment."

While both Whedon and Warner Bros have not publicly responded to the claims, producer Jon Berg has now issued a statement in response to Variety, saying: "[It's] categorically untrue that we enabled any unprofessional behaviour.

"I remember [Fisher] being upset that we wanted him to say 'Booyaa', which is a well known saying of Cyborg in the animated series," he added.

a man smiling for the camera: Jon Berg © Jon Kopaloff - Getty Images Jon Berg

Whedon took over as director on the Warner Bros film in 2017 after original director Zack Snyder stepped back from the project due to a personal tragedy. Whedon oversaw post-production and re-shoots, but many fans were unhappy with the finished product.

DC fans will soon get to see a version of Snyder's original vision for the film when Zack Snyder's Justice League releases on streaming service HBO Max in 2021.

Justice League is out now on DVD or Blu-ray.

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