On July 1, Fisher alleged that Joss Whedon, who oversaw reshoots for 2017’s Justice League, was abusive on set. He has also claimed that producers Jon Berg and Geoff Johns enabled the filmmaker’s behavior. WarnerMedia said last month it was investigating these claims, but on Sept. 4, Warner Bros. released a statement claiming Fisher was not cooperating with the investigation. Fisher denied this with a statement of his own.
Momoa, in backing Fisher, did not share any specifics about alleged behavior on the set of Justice League. He addressed reports of a Warner Bros. Frosty the Snowman project, in which he was reported to be starring, with Berg and Johns attached to produce. According to Momoa, news of that film was leaked as a distraction. Reports of Momoa starring in the project hit the morning of July 1, less than 90 minutes after Fisher made his allegations on Twitter.
“I just think it’s fucked up that people released a fake Frosty announcement without my permission to try to distract from Ray Fisher speaking up about the shitty way we were treated on Justice League reshoots,” Momoa wrote. “Serious stuff went down. It needs to be investigated and people need to be held accountable. #IStandWithRayFisher. aloha j.”
Momoa has important relationships with the studio, as he is the face of the $1 billion Aquaman franchise, which has a sequel in the works, and also has December’s Dune coming up. Warner Bros. had no comment on Momoa’s statement.
Fisher played Cyborg in Justice League, which saw director Zack Snyder step down in May 2017 following a family tragedy. Fisher has a close relationship with Snyder, who cast the actor and is now working on an HBO Max cut of his film.
“‘[Whedon’s] on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable,” Fisher wrote on Twitter on July 1. “He was enabled, in many ways, by [producers] Geoff Johns and Jon Berg.”
Berg has denied the claims, while Johns and Whedon have not addressed them publicly.