In a new interview with Forbes, the Cyborg actor said that Whedon digitally altered the skin tone of a person of a color in the superhero movie.
“What set my soul on fire and forced me to speak out about Joss Whedon this summer was my becoming informed that Joss had ordered that the complexion of an actor of color be changed in post-production because he didn’t like the color of their skin tone,” Ray said. “Man, with everything 2020′s been, that was the tipping point for me.”
Joss responded to the claims, through a spokesperson, who said, “The individual who offered this statement acknowledged that this was just something that he had heard from someone else and accepted as truth, when in fact simple research would prove that it was false. As is standard on almost all films, there were numerous people involved with mixing the final product, including the editor, special effects person, composer, etc. with the senior colorist responsible for the final version’s tone, colors, and mood. This process was further complicated on this project by the fact that [original director] Zack [Snyder] shot on film, while Joss shot on digital, which required the team, led by the same senior colorist who has worked on previous films for Zack, to reconcile the two.”
Ray also claimed there were “blatantly racist conversations” happening between studio execs at Warner Bros.
“Prior to Justice League‘s reshoot process, blatantly racist conversations were had and entertained — on multiple occasions — by former and current top level executives at Warner Bros. Pictures. Decision-makers that participated in those racist conversations were Geoff Johns, Jon Berg, and current Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich,” he said in the Forbes interview. “I plan [on] getting much more specific about each of these guys after the investigation is over — this interview is just the abridged version.”
One of the Justice League stars recently spoke up to support Ray amid the claims he has made.