It has indeed become a tangled web with regard to the ongoing conflict between Victor Stone/Cyborg actor Ray Fisher, Warner Bros. and Justice League director Joss Whedon.
Fisher has put forth allegations of racism and unfair treatment against the director and a handful of Warner Bros. executives. The actor appeared in the theatrical cut of Justice League and when the famous, alternate Snyder Cut of the film finally released, fans saw how much screen time and priority for Cyborg's story was cut out of the theatrical version by Whedon and WB.
Additionally, Fisher was, for a time, set to appear in a supporting role in Ezra Miller's upcoming The Flash solo movie. However, as has been recently reported, Fisher's dispute with Warner has resulted in his role being cut from Flash.
But according to the actor himself, all hope is not lost.
VICTOR'S ROLE NOT YET SET IN STONE
In an interview with Empire, Ray Fisher shined a small ray of hope on the idea of him reprising the role of Cyborg. Fisher spoke about The Flash director Andy Muschietti and where his priorities lie:
“Andy seems to have his head on straight and understood these characters by making it about the relationship more than just a display of superpowers. We were on the same page about that, and it’ll be a bummer if there is no way to resolve the issue.”
Fisher also briefly spoke on his future within the acting industry following his public calls for justice at Warner Bros.:
“If all I’m blessed to do is what I’ve been able to do in this business, I’d rather go ahead and speak my piece now than have these stories lost to the world... I know where my power is.”
HOPE FOR ANOTHER CYBORG & FLASH TEAM-UP?
As Fisher himself said, it would certainly be a "bummer" if fans missed out on another appearance for Cyborg, not to mention more of the great dynamic between Victor Stone and Ezra Miller's Barry Allen, first seen in both versions of Justice League.
The pair seemed to form a quick friendship and shared the pivotal scene in Zack Snyder's cut of the film where Victor tries to hold off Steppenwolf as he desperately awaits Barry's push that will propel him into the Mother Box unity. They can also be seen fist bumping towards the end of the film, as the team basks in their combined victory against Steppenwolf and his Parademons.
Perhaps Fisher's optimism is not misplaced and something can be worked out before The Flash begins filming.
The film is slated to hit theaters on November 4, 2022.