Ray Fisher Hits Back Against Controversial Zack Snyder Allegations
And the drama continues.
Justice League came out 5 years ago and Zack Snyder’s Justice League started streaming on HBO Max over a year ago, but the drama behind it all hasn’t ended. Yesterday Rolling Stone dropped a bombshell report, claiming that Snyder’s so-called grassroots campaign to get his version of the movie made was all orchestrated by the director, including the creation of fake accounts on Twitter. The story also claimed that Cyborg actor Ray Fisher was right hand man to Zack Snyder through it all. Well, now Fisher is responding and as usual he doesn’t mince words.
Ray Fisher responded to the the allegations against Zack Snyder through a series of tweets on Tuesday. He tweeted that Rolling Stone and the story’s writer, Tatiana Siegel, needed to “amend” the story “immediately.” He called the story “rumor-mill reporting” as well as “offensive, dangerous, and willfully evasive of fact.” In particular, Fisher pointed to a part of the article that claimed he had declined to comment, saying that he had never done so. You can see Fisher’s tweet below.
Rolling Stone didn’t stay silent. In response to Ray Fisher claiming he’d never declined to comment on the Zack Snyder story, Rolling Stone Editor in Chief Noah Schachtman tweeted a screenshot of an email addressed to Fisher’s reps from Tatiana Siegel asking for a response. Fisher fired back with his own screenshots, showing first that Schachtman had cropped out Siegel giving a 6 pm deadline for Fisher’s response, and then that Siegel’s follow-up email dialed the deadline back to 5 pm. You can see that exchange below.
Ray Fisher seems to think that Rolling Stone’s Zack Snyder story is part of a grudge. Last March, a week before the streaming release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, The Hollywood Reporter published a story by the same writer — Tatiana Siegel — claiming that Kiersey Clemson had been cut out of the theatrical version of Justice League by Snyder. Fisher tweeted that THR and Siegel needed to “fix” the story. The Cyborg actor’s first response on Twitter to this week’s Rolling Stone article was to tweet a screenshot of his March 2021 post, suggesting Siegel was “still butt hurt” over Fisher calling her out. You can see that tweet below.
Regardless of who is or isn’t telling the truth, Ray Fisher was one of Zack Snyder’s most vocal supporters, and one of the loudest critics of the now disgraced director Joss Whedon. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator was accused of abusive behavior on the set of Justice League, and since the allegations were made more has come out about his alleged treatment of other actors on the sets of Buffy and its spin-off Angel. Whedon responded to the allegations in January and did himself absolutely zero favors when he did. Among other things, he said that he thought Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot had mistook some of his words because English wasn’t her first language.
Ray Fisher is working with Zack Snyder once again on the upcoming Netflix original Rebel Moon, which is famous for being written from a failed pitch for a Star Wars movie. The film will also star Sofia Boutella, Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou, Anthony Hopkins, and more.