One of the big news stories of this year in entertainment was the accusations by Ray Fisher of misconduct on the set of Justice League by Joss Whedon. The war of words between Fisher and Warner Bros. has played out very publicly to say the least. We won’t rehash that here, but a new chapter has just been added with a new name attached.
Fisher took to social media, this time with his sights set squarely on DC Films President Walter Hamada. Here is what he said:
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
Does this mean Fisher is done as Cyborg? In my view, I think that ship was sailing after Zack Snyder’s Justice League regardless. I don’t see Hamada going anywhere any time soon, and even if he did, Fisher’s not exactly thrilled about some of the other higher ups at WB either. It might actually be best for both sides to move on at this point.
The larger question might be: Is Cyborg done in DC Films for the foreseeable future? Let’s face it, a re-cast happening after this would be a PR nightmare and would likely anger a lot of fans. DC also has Cyborg appearing in Doom Patrol on the TV side, and could easily give him a presence in the animated movie side of things as well. I don’t see another Justice League movie on the horizon either (which goes far beyond whether or not Cyborg would be a part of said League.)
Regardless of what side of this battle that you stand on, it seems best for everyone involved to just walk away. Fans can take solace in the fact that we will see the Cyborg that we were meant to see, thanks to Zack Snyder, in 2021. If that’s where it ends, it would be sad, but it would also be a great way for Fisher to go out on top and leave his mark on the character. I guess we will find out soon enough.
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