James Gunn, Ray Fisher and David Ayer caught up in DCEU Twitter drama
James Gunn is famed for being one of the most Twitter-happy filmmakers in Hollywood, one who regularly hops onto social media to address fans, respond to questions, shoot down theories, debunk rumors, and much more.
However, the Guardians of the Galaxy, The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker director has been on the receiving end of some backlash from the online community, which has also managed to rope in Justice League‘s Ray Fisher and original Suicide Squad architect David Ayer for good measure.
As the official party line from Gunn goes, he accidentally liked a tweet that blasted Ayer’s handling of Task Force X’s feature-length debut, before Fisher jumped in to point out another like directly tied to the actor’s allegations of misconduct aimed towards Joss Whedon.
Naturally, Gunn ended up coming under heavy fire from certain sections of the DCEU fanbase, while folks even appear to have been targeting Fisher for defending Gunn, despite his stance as the single most vocal proponent of taking Whedon to task over the accusations that now date back decades and hail from multiple former collaborators, which is one of the major reasons why we can’t have nice things.
It’s all blown over in short order, though, at least among the talent involved. However, the internet may have different ideas.