Actor Ray Fisher, known for his role as Cyborg in the 2017 Justice League film and in the upcoming HBO Max miniseries, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, has been at odds with WarnerMedia for over a year following his experience while filming Justice League with replacement director Joss Whedon. Fisher claimed on Thursday in a Twitter thread that longtime DC mastermind and WarnerMedia executive Geoff Johns would be leaving as part of recently-announced “remedial action.”
Fisher has lobbed accusations at WarnerMedia itself, director Joss Whedon, executives Geoff Johns, Jon Berg, and most recently, DC Films president Walter Hamada. Just before the new year, Fisher called Hamada “the most dangerous kind of enabler,” and suggested that Hamada attempted to undermine the investigation into Fisher’s Justice League accusations. Fisher ended the tweet saying that he would “not participate in any production associated with [Hamada].’
Walter Hamada is the most dangerous kind of enabler.
His 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.
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) December 30, 2020
The latest accusations come in the wake of a now-edited article from TheWrap, which stated that the cameo for Fisher’s character, Cyborg, was to be cut from the script of the long-gestating Flash film, and that the character would not be recast. In the piece, TheWrap characterized Fisher as having resigned from the role. Fisher took issue with the description of the situation.
“I strongly suggest TheWrap amend this article immediately,” Fisher wrote. “While I appreciate the reporter’s undying desire to do @wbpictures and Walter Hamada’s bidding–it is factually inaccurate. I did not publicly step down from anything.”
I strongly suggest that @TheWrap amend this article immediately.
While I appreciate the reporter’s undying desire to do @wbpictures and Walter Hamada’s bidding—it is factually inaccurate.
I did not publicly step down from anything.
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) January 7, 2021
“If @wbpictures has made the decision to remove me from The Flash, rather than address, in any way, Walter Hamada tampering with the JL investigation–that’s on them. The idea of removing the role, rather than recasting it, is only being used to try to avoid public backlash.”
Fisher continued to rail at Warner Bros. before doubling down on his previous claim that Joss Whedon left his HBO series The Nevers as a direct result of the WarnerMedia/Justice League investigation. Fisher then added that “Geoff Johns will be following suit.” In addition to his accusations of Whedon’s “gross, abusive, unprofessional…behavior,” Fisher also accused Johns of racist behavior last October.
Variety reports that Johns has multiple projects in progress at WarnerMedia and remains working with the company, and states that multiple sources were able to confirm the information. Johns continues his work as the showrunner on CW’s Stargirl, and is an executive producer on series like Doom Patrol, Batwoman, Titans, and Superman & Lois.
Walter Hamada recently renewed his contract with WarnerMedia to continue in his role as DC Films President, just a week after announcing WarnerMedia’s ambitious plan to release six DC films a year–with four aimed at theatrical release and two for release exclusively on HBO Max.