Ray Fisher says losing the role of Cyborg is worth it if it means taking down Walter Hamada
All hope that Warner Bros. Pictures, WarnerMedia, and Ray Fisher could resolve the conflict that is going on between the studios and the actor over his complaints regarding his treatment from various people during the reshoots on ‘Justice League‘ back in 2017 have finally been dashed.
The actor made several complaints about director Joss Whedon, former co-president Geoff Johns, Jon Berg, and ultimately Walter Hamada. All regarding his treatment and the subsequent fallout following his accusations and the lack of resolution. This despite Warner Bros. stating back in December that the investigation had concluded, and that all guilty parties had been dealt with.
Ray Fisher has now issued a rather detailed statement regarding the whole situation. And dropped the bombshell that Warner Bros. has decided to remove him from the upcoming ‘The Flash‘ movie. Something the actor says in his statement “I strongly disagree with their decision, but it is one that is unsurprising.” He also goes on to inform the world that his role as Victor Stone/ Cyborg was not going to be a cameo role but rather a larger part of the movie.
That has now been taken away from him, possibly permanently. Warner Bros. has already said it will not recast the role, giving credence to ideas that the character won’t be appearing in any DC movies again.
Fisher also states in his statement that if the price of bringing awareness and accountability to Walter Hamada’s actions is he loses the role of Cyborg, then he would gladly pay it. The accusations in Fisher’s statement come pretty thick and fast as you will see below:
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) January 13, 2021
After the rumors emerged last week regarding Fisher’s removal from the role and the film, I cannot say I’m surprised by this news. But I am disappointed. We will probably never know the truth of the matter or If Fisher’s claims are true (although I strongly suspect they are). And exactly what went on back in 2017 and the subsequent investigation and fallout that has followed ever since. But it is sad to see a talented actor such as Ray Fisher removed from his role and any future DC films because he spoke out on his poor treatment on the set of ‘Justice League‘.
It seems unfair that Fisher has been singled out just because he spoke out. It now seems more than likely, since Walter Hamada has had his position confirmed for a further two years, that Ray Fisher will never appear in another DC film as Cyborg.
In conclusion, we were hoping for some kind of resolution to the problem. We got one but most certainly not the one we were hoping for. Or the outcome Ray Fisher deserved.
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