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Joss Whedon Said He Cut Cyborg From Justice League Because Ray Fisher Was “A Bad Actor”

Joss Whedon, director of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and The Avengers, is back after years since one of the most talked-about films of his career, Justice League. In particular, the director focused on the character of Cyborg played by Ray Fisher, who in recent years has made heavy accusations against the production of DC Films and at Whedon himself.

Fisher has in fact stated on several occasions that his role in Justice League was cut by Whedon due to racism towards the actor. Specifically, a series of important sequences were initially dedicated to Cyborg, but later they were removed from the film edition launched in cinemas in 2018 after Zack Snyder stepped down from the project and Whedon took on his role as the director of the movie.

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Responding to the allegations for the first time, Whedon (whose various scandals in recent years have brought his career to a halt) said that racial issues have nothing to do with it, but lashed out at the actor for other reasons.

In an interview with New York Magazine, the creator of Firefly didn’t hold back when the reporter asked about Fisher, claiming he cut Cyborg’s role in the theatrical edition of the DCEU blockbuster because it “logically made no sense.” Whedon even argued that various scenes of Cyborg, including the discovery of his powers, were excluded from the final edit because they had no connection with what the film was intended to tell.

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Referring to the heavy allegations, Whedon stated that nothing Fisher said was “either true or merited discussing”, which would surely cause a lot of indignation.

“We’re talking about a malevolent force. We’re talking about a bad actor in both senses”, he said.

The fifth anniversary of Justice League will arrive at the end of this year, yet the disastrous production is still proving capable of making headlines. Just a few days ago, Ben Affleck also talked about the filming process of the DC blockbuster, defining it as the worst experience of his career due to many personal problems.