Jason Momoa is expressing solidarity with his fellow “Justice League” co-star Ray Fisher amid the Cyborg actor’s ongoing dispute with Warner Bros., the studio behind the superhero franchise.
Momoa took to social media on Tuesday, posting a photo of Fisher on his Instagram story with the caption “IStandWithRayFisher.” Fisher shared Momoa’s post on Twitter, writing “Accountability> Entertainment.”
Let’s Go!!! #BORGLIFE
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) September 7, 2020
Fisher, in July, accused “Justice League” director Joss Whedon of “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable” behavior. Though he has not gone into detail about what happened on set, Fisher also claimed that former Warner Bros. co-president of production Jon Berg, and former DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer Geoff Johns enabled Whedon’s alleged behavior.
Following Fisher’s initial claim, Whedon declined to comment, while Berg said it was “categorically untrue that we enabled any unprofessional behavior.”
WarnerMedia launched an investigation shortly after Fisher’s accusations about the workplace environment. Following that news, Fisher wrote in August, “I believe this investigation will show that Geoff Johns, Joss Whedon, Jon Berg (and others) grossly abused their power during the uncertainty of AT&T’s merger with Time Warner.”
Tensions re-escalated last week when WarnerMedia released a statement saying Fisher refused to cooperate after the media company initiated an investigation and hired a separate independent third-party investigator.
“This investigator has attempted multiple times to meet with Mr. Fisher to discuss his concerns but, to date, Mr. Fisher has declined to speak to the investigator,” WarnerMedia said on Sept. 4.
Fisher said he did speak on Aug. 26 to an investigator via Zoom, but cut the conversation short because he wanted to consult his team before proceeding.
Also on Friday, Fisher briefly expanded on his allegations. He asserted that Johns made “veiled threats” against his career and alluded that another actor would play Cyborg, his character from the DC Extended Universe, in a separate television show.
Whedon took over directing duties on the 2017 film after the original filmmaker, Zack Snyder, had to leave the project due to a family tragedy. After extensive reshoots, “Justice League” debuted to mixed reviews and became a commercial flop.
Momoa, who portrays Aquaman in the superhero series, and Fisher are among the franchise stars who are returning for Synder’s version of “Justice League,” a director’s cut of the comic book adaptation. The four-part series is expected to drop on HBO Max in 2021.