The appearance of Ray Fisher as Cyborg in the upcoming DCEU Film The Flash has reportedly been cancelled.
Sources report that the cancellation originates with Ray Fisher himself resigning from the role of Cyborg as of Dec. 30th, 2020. As a response to the news of Walter Hamada, President of DC Films contract extension, Fisher took to Twitter to say:
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
If the sources are correct, this would mean that Fisher’s final appearance as Cyborg will be the upcoming Justice League: The Snyder Cut on HBO Max. The role of Cyborg will not be recast.
Back in July of 2020, Fisher voiced his concerns with DC making the accusation that Joss Whedon is guilty of “gross, abusive, unprofessional” on the set of Justice League. Fisher further stated that Whedon’s actions were provoked by Geoff Johns, former President of DC Entertainment and Jon Berg the Co-President of Production. In August 2020, Warner Bros conducted an investigation, although by the early part of September Fisher stated that he was allegedly contacted by Geoff Johns to get Fisher to “throw Joss Whedon and Jon Berg under the bus in hopes that I would relent on Geoff Johns.”
A statement was then released via Warner Bros denying the allegations made by Fisher towards Hamada stating that he didn’t accuse anyone of “actionable conduct” and that Fisher refused to talk to the investigator. In December 2020 the Warner Bros. investigation was closed with the announcement of “remedial action,” though no details as to what those actions are have been given.
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