Justice League Producer Claims Ray Fisher was Upset When Asked to Say Cyborg’s Catchphrase

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Earlier this week, Justice League star Ray Fisher retracted his comments and praises about Joss Whedon when the director stepped up to finish the film following Zack Snyder's exit. The actor then takes it a step further, adding that the director was "gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable" on set, and was said to be enabled by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg. While Whedon and Johns have yet to comment about the matter, Berg spoke with Variety to tell his side.

Berg says it's "categorically untrue that we enabled any unprofessional behavior." Adding "I remember [Fisher] being upset that we wanted him to say ‘Booyah,' which is a well-known saying of Cyborg in the animated series."

The animated series that Berg was likely referring to were Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go!, with the character saying the line "Booyah," eventually becoming famous for it as well. The reference was then made in Justice League when the team has defeated Steppenwolf.

While it may be surprising for some to know that there's a possible controversy about the character's catchphrase, Berg's comment about the disagreement seems to be unrelated to the "abusive" behavior that the actor opened up about Whedon. The movie adding the phrase might be a cool callback to the series, but there might be something more to it behind-the-scenes.

Zack Snyder's Justice League is set for release on 2021 on HBO Max.

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