Ray Fisher’s Cyborg is reportedly being written out of Andy Muschetti’s The Flash movie – and the role WILL NOT be recast
Cyborg’s out. The fallout from actor Ray Fisher’s accusations regarding his time shooting with Joss Whedon on 2017s ‘Justice League‘ continues to rumble on. And has now it has reportedly cost Fisher his role as Victor Stone/Cyborg in the ongoing DC Multiverse.
Fisher publically stated that he wouldn’t be appearing in any DC content as long as Walter Hamada remained head of DC Films. This all stems from Fisher’s disgust at his treatment on the set of the 2017 superhero blockbuster after Whedon stepped in to take over from original director Zack Snyder.
Although he didn’t report it at the time, Fisher has since claimed he was verbally abused and treated disrespectfully on the set of the movie. A claim that saw WarnerMedia issue a statement back in December saying the investigation had been concluded and “remedial action” had been taken. This didn’t sit well with Fisher who tweeted on December 30th:
“Walter Hamada is the most dangerous kind of enabler. He lies, and WB PR’s failed Sept. 4th hit-piece sought to undermine the very real issues of the Justice League investigation. I will not participate in any production associated with him”.
What is strange though is that Hamada had nothing to do with the production of ‘Justice League‘ or had any association with Warner Bros. at the time of the film being made. Hamada was nowhere near the front of DC Films when the original version of the film, now termed ‘Josstice League’ was dropped in multiplexes in 2017.
Exactly what Ray Fisher’s issues with Hamada remain unclear but obviously, the actor has a bee in his bonnet about something. Fisher has gone out on a limb with his disgust at the lack of information from WarnerMedia regarding exactly what disciplinary action was taken following the completion of its investigation. He has since continued to speak publically about his continued arguments with both the studio and Hamada himself.
It now seems though that Warner Bros, DC Films, and Hamada himself have decided to take Fisher at his word. News is emerging that the actor has seen his role of Cyborg completely removed from the upcoming Ezra Miller movie ‘The Flash‘. Moreover, the character has been removed from the upcoming slate of DC films he was supposed to be making an appearance in.
Not only that but WarnerMedia has disclosed that it won’t be recasting the character, ending any hope that Cyborg will be making an appearance in any future DC films. As it currently stands, Fisher’s final appearance as Victor Stone/ Cyborg will be in Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
The whole situation is now a complete farce. Warner Bros and Walter Hamada have removed a vital character from their roster of superheroes even before Snyder’s version of ‘Justice League’ has dropped. This version of the film will bring more of Fisher’s portrayal of the character to the fans than before and could have easily have led to a successful association for many years to come.
By the same token, however, Fisher still hasn’t clarified his claims against Hamada, leaving the world and the industry confused about what the actor’s beef is. His anger against Warner Bros. is understandable but one feels IF the two parties could get together, clarify what has exactly happened, get the answers both sides require, then this situation could be resolved. And a possibly lucrative and financially rewarding relationship could be forged.
But to be completely honest, I wouldn’t hold my breath.
Source: The Wrap
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