Warner Bros. completes Justice League investigation and promises ‘corrective action’

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Almost six months after actor Ray Fisher spoke out against Warner Bros. and members of the Justice League production, WarnerMedia announced that its investigation into Fisher’s allegations was over.
“WarnerMedia’s investigation into the Justice League movie is over and corrective action has been taken,” the company said in an official statement Friday night.

WarnerMedia has not provided any information on what these actions are or will be, which is reflected in Fisher’s statement. on Twitter following the announcement.

“The following was forwarded to me on behalf of @WarnerMedia at 5 pm EST today,” Fisher wrote. “The Justice League investigation is now over. It has led to corrective actions (some we have seen, more to come.) ”

“And this statement (which really belongs to everyone who took part in the survey): ‘WarnerMedia appreciates your courage to come forward and help the company create an inclusive and fair work environment. [sic] employees and partners, ”continued Fisher.

“There are still conversations to be had and resolutions to be found,” he said in a final tweet. “Thank you all for your support and encouragement on this journey. We are on our way. More soon. A> E ”

The A> E at the end refers to “Responsibility> Entertainment,” which Fisher used as a rallying cry throughout the investigation.

Fisher launched the investigation in July when he tweeted to withdraw additional statements made at San Diego Comic-Con in 2017. As the investigation progressed, other members of the Justice League cast came forward. are out in favor of Fisher, and Fisher more explicitly called out Joss Whedon, who replaced Zack Snyder when he stepped down due to a family tragedy, as well as producers Jon Berg and Geoff Johns.

In October, Fisher accused Whedon of changing the complexion of an actor of color, which the director denied, and also said he overheard “blatantly racist conversations” between studio executives, including Toby , studio president, Berg, Johns and Warner Bros. Emmerich.

Fisher has spoken throughout the investigation, speaking on Twitter about his concerns about who is leading the investigation. When Whedon resigned from his role as producer, writer, and director on HBO’s The Nevers, Fisher pointed to the WarnerMedia investigation as the cause for Whedon’s departure.

During the investigation, Zack Snyder re-shot and reworked Justice League went from being a movie to a four-part limited series bound for HBO Max with a release date of 2021. When the movie’s first cut was released hitting theaters in 2017, it quickly became the Warners’ least successful comic book film, both financially and critically. The gap between fan expectations and response to the film led to the hashtag #releasethesnydercut, putting blame for the film’s failure squarely at Whedon’s feet. Snyder has worked on sets for the film, involving core cast members Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Fisher himself and others, with a budget that started at $ 20 million and swelled to $ 70 million. .

Warner Bros. has yet to set a release date for Zack Snyder’s Justice League, but WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar suggested in a recent article that it will be released in early 2021.

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