Actor Ray Fisher came to many people’s attention for his portrayal of superhero Cyborg in “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” along with his fearlessness for calling out members of the old Warner Bros. Pictures regime on social media.
With many of the executives Fisher called out now gone from the company in the wake of the Discovery buyout, he recently set his sights on the most public face of DC Studios – filmmaker James Gunn.
Gunn yesterday took to Twitter to address the backlash he has received from some fans over the decisions he and Peter Safran are making in regards to the DC Universe.
In the wake of that, Fisher responded by recalling a tweet where Gunn seemingly showed ‘support’ for Joss Whedon after Fisher accused Whedon of creating a toxic work environment on the set of “Justice League”.
Fisher says in a tweet posted yesterday: “The way @JamesGunn uses fake grace on Twitter is really funny. Him going to bat for Joss Whedon, pseudo-apologizing for it, and then deleting it immediately before taking his new DC job is not. Refusing to apologize for toxic behavior seems to be a job requirement for WB/DC.”
Fisher included screenshots, one in which Gunn apologizes to him for liking a tweet that defended Whedon, and another that showed the tweet had now been deleted.
Fisher has since been reminded by fans that in the wake of Gunn’s firing from “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” in 2018 over past offensive tweets, Gunn now understandably has an auto-delete feature on his Twitter account where older tweets get eliminated after a certain time.
Gunn has also now replied to Fisher explaining the feature, saying in a tweet: “ALL my tweets automatically delete every few months, Ray, it has nothing to do with my tweets to you.”
Fisher has most recently been shooting Snyder’s two-part “Rebel Moon” feature at Netflix, and earlier this year made his Broadway debut in a stage adaptation of August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson”.