- Ray Fisher has been locking horns with Warner Bros. since he alleged misbehavior and racism on part of Joss Whedon, Walter Hamada, Geoff Johns, and Jon Berg.
- Ray has been fighting the battle since Warner Bros. started an internal investigation into the production of Justice League.
- Justice League has been embroiled in controversy since a director change and Ben Affleck ultimately leaving the project disappointed without ever completing his vision for Batman, something that was mourned by the entire world.
- The only downside of Ray’s allegations? Well, Walter Hamada is the current president of Warner Bros. Pictures…
- It has now been confirmed that Ray Fisher has been let go by the studio as he leaves the Flash movie which has been in production for quite some time now.
- This wasn’t a surprise to anyone considering Warner Bros. spineless actions lately when it comes to recent controversies associated with the studio.
- Namely Warner Bros. has remained especially mum with no actions taken when it comes to Ezra Miller and J.K Rowling.
- Both the actor and the writer have been shunned by the world for assaulting a woman and transphobic tweets respectively.
- Ray issue an exclusive two-page statement on his Twitter handle today regarding the termination of his ties with the studio.
- Ray sheds even more light on the blatant mistreatment and racism currently underway in Warner Bros. Pictures.
2020 was hard for everyone but many decided to make some much-needed changes to their lives and among them was DC’s Cyborg, Ray Fisher. Ray first appeared as the Cyborg in Joss Whedon’s Justice League. Although the character was underdeveloped, Ray’s portrayal of the character in the movie was one of the few saving graces of Justice League after Zack Snyder’s exit from the project.
Ray’s journey through the process was traumatic, to say the least. Ray alleged a few years ago that Joss Whedon was abusive towards the actor during the filming of Justice League. Additionally, Ray also blamed producers Jon Berg and Geoff Johns for similar misbehavior with him on the sets.
This was followed by a huge battle with Warner Bros. behind closed doors. According to reports, Warner Bros. and Ray Fisher have been locking horns for quite some time now. And though the studio seems unwilling to let Ray go, Ray has completely different views on the matter.
The actor announced in the final days of December 2020 that he doesn’t intend to work with Warner Bros. executives again and named Walter Hamada as the biggest enabler of abusive behavior in the studio. Ray sent out the following tweet to clarify his stance against the ongoing bigotry in Warner Bros. Studios.
The only slight problem with this stand being the fact that Walter Hamada is the current President of Warner Bros. studios…
Ray’s stance had put the studio in limbo which is desperately trying to recover lost projects like ‘The Flash’ movie and the upcoming sequel to Fantastic Beasts.
Why, you ask? Well, Ezra Miller’s recent assault on a female fan that ended up him choking her, landed the Flash movie in trouble. And J.K Rowling’s transphobic tweets on Twitter did not help the Fantastic Beasts Franchise either.
Warner Bros. has lately taken a very spineless position on these matters. The studio has not cut ties with these celebrities and has not even condemned their actions publically. Instead, they have decided to keep mum on these pressing matters while firing Johnny Depp from the Fantastic Beasts franchise for his domestic abuse allegations. One thing to note here would be that similar allegations have also be proven for Johnny’s ex-wife Amber Heard who still very much remains a part of the DC Universe as Aquaman’s love interest.
Naturally, this is the enabling toxic behavior Ray was talking about in his tweet. Even Eddie Redmayne and other prominent cast members have decided to distance themselves from the project due to J.K Rowling’s actions and tweets. But even this wasn’t enough to validate a genuine reaction from the studio.
It has now been confirmed by Ray Fisher through a tweet today that he has been removed from the upcoming ‘Flash’ movie which stars abuser Ezra Miller in the titular role.
An excerpt from the statement as Ray Fisher leaves Flash reads…
I have received official confirmation that Warner Bros. Pictures has decided to remove me from the cast of The Flash.
I strongly disagree with their decision, but it is one that is unsurprising.
Despite the misconception, Cyborg’s involvement in The Flash was much larger than a cameo – and while I do mourn the lost opportunity to bring Victor Stone back to the screen, bringing awareness to the actions of Walter Hamada will prove to be a much more important contribution to our world.Ray Fisher
Ray Fisher then clarified his stance on the situation stating the following reasons in his statement as he leaves the Flash movie…
1) Walter’s purposeful attempt to undermine the Justice League investigation in order to protect his friend, and former co-president Geoff Johns.
2) Walter’s attempt to protect himself by contributing to the public dissemination of lies and misinformation about myself and the Justice League investigation in Warner Bros. Pictures’ September 4th statement to The Wrap.Ray Fisher
It isn’t like Ray didn’t try going through the correct channels in the company. According to the actor, he had a lengthy 57-minute call with Walter Hamada on the 7th of July 2020. This is the account of the phone call in Ray’s own words on Twitter.
Rather than escalate the situation when initially asked, Walter disparaged Joss Whedon and Jon Berg in an attempt to cover for Geoff Johns.
When I alerted Walter that Geoff was, in fact, a major contributor to the issues experienced – including blatant racism – Walter tried, but to no avail, to get me to reveal the names of witnesses and other specifics that could be used to forewarn Geoff of the claims being brought against him.
Walter even went so far s to sharply dismiss certain claims of mine as untrue because of his work experience and personal relationship with Geoff.Ray Fisher
Ray Fisher currently has a two-page statement on his Twitter handle as he leaves ‘The Flash’. You can check it out using the tweet below.
He concluded his statement by stating his responsibilities and why he felt morally obliged to take this step…
My responsibilities are, and have been:
1) To try to protect those that were brave enough to lend their voice to the Justice League investigation.
2) To use what little power I possess to ensure that the workplace behavior exhibited during the Justice League reshoots (and its investigation) never happens again.Ray Fisher
We can not applaud Ray enough for his stance on the matter considering the latest questionable and frankly uphauling decisions made by the studio. They not only ring true with Warner Bros. current projects but also with their stance on the bigoted actions of the stars associated with their projects.
Here is the Ezra miller video that you should definitely check out. Despite these deplorable actions, Warne Bros. still remains closely associated with the stars without condemning his actions.