Zack Snyder's Justice League will finally arrive in 2021, but the road to its eventual debut wasn't smooth sailing. The theatrical version of Justice League was filled with various controversies related to the tumultuous reshoots led by former MCU director Joss Whedon.
The issue was pushed to the forefront courtesy of Ray Fisher. In the past months, the actor shared several statements about the troubled production history of Justice League, and a good chunk of them were directed to Whedon.
As a result, Warner Media launched its own investigation regarding the ordeal, but it didn't stop Fisher from sharing more allegations against Whedon. The DCEU actor even included former DC Entertainment CCO Geoff Johns and DC Films president Walter Hamada in his recent tirade from Twitter, claiming that the latter tried throwing Whedon under the bus amid the controversy.
And now, a new chapter in this continued back and forth has emerged.
In a tweet, Cyborg actor Ray Fisher shared strong comments against DC Films president Walter Hamada, describing him as “the most dangerous kind of enabler.”
As part of the actor's tirade, Fisher blasted the studio's attempt to “undermine the very real issues” that transpired during the production of 2017's Justice League under Joss Whedon.
The actor then revealed that he will “not participate in any production” associated with Hamada, seemingly implying that he won't appear in future DC movies as long as Hamada is president of DC Films.
Walter Hamada is the most dangerous kind of enabler.— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) December 30, 2020
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.
WHAT THIS MEANS
Fisher's harsh words against Hamada are arguably a game-changer for the future of the DCEU - if Fisher is being honest here, fans will not be seeing Cyborg anytime soon.
Fisher has been a key part of the discussion surrounding the controversy-infused production of Justice League, and it looks like the drama will continue for the foreseeable future. Aside from Fisher, other members of the cast like Jason Momoa and Gal Gadot have shown their support for Fisher, with the former even calling out the attempt of Warner Bros. to issue a “fake announcement” amid the ongoing investigation.
Fisher's statement about not participating in any production as long as Hamada is in-charge strongly implies that the actor is out of the running to reprise his Cyborg role in 2022's The Flash film. Interestingly, this is in direct contrast to a previous report that the actor's comments on social media were fueled by an offer to return as the DC hero for a small cameo role in the Ezra Miller DCEU film.
On top of that, it's also safe to say that a Cyborg film that has long been in development for Warner Bros. will not happen anytime soon. Whatever the case, fans are hoping that the controversy will be resolved soon, considering Cyborg's and Fisher's on-screen DCEU future hangs in the balance.