Martian Manhunter Actor Harry Lennix Addresses Joss Whedon Justice League Allegations

Posted on February 23 2021 @ 03:02 AM GMT

The production of 2017's Justice League has been under a cloud for years now. Last year, things became even more heated after Ray Fisher, who plays Cyborg in the movie, came forward with allegations of "abuse" against Joss Whedon, who directed the feature after Zack Snyder had to step down. With Zack Snyder's Justice League, interest in the story refuses to die down.

Now, a number of Whedon's former associates have come forward to share their own stories of abuse at his hands. Harry Lennix, who plays the role of General Swanwick in the upcoming "Snyder Cut" of Justice League, and who has worked with Whedon in the past, weighed in on the controversy in a recent interview.

Among the accusations facing Joss Whedon is the charge that he forced Charisma Carpenter off Buffy The Vampire Slayer after she got pregnant, that he boasted about making female writers cry on the sets of Firefly, that he was not allowed to be alone with Michelle Trachtenberg on the sets of Buffy, and was openly disparaging towards Zack Snyder's work on Justice League.

Whedon's many fanbases from the various shows and movies he has created over the years have been in turmoil ever since news of his behavior was confirmed by Carpenter, Trachtenberg, and Sarah Michelle Gellar among many others. Whedon has already been forced off the upcoming show The Nevers after WarnerMedia conducted an investigation into his on-set behavior} after Ray Fisher's prompting. As far as Lennix is concerned, he stated his hope that the entire affair would end with grace and forgiveness.

Zack Snyder's Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Ray Porter as Darkseid, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. The film arrives on HBO Max on March 18. This news comes from Variety.

Topics: Justice League