To say the DCEU has been in a state of flux would be the understatement of the year. Since the release of Justice League in 2017, the studio has done basically everything it can to distance itself from the vision that Zack Snyder and co. set out for the franchise.
The superhero team-up suffered the loss of a director during production, garnered complaints about the treatment of multiple actors, and then was critically torn to pieces upon release. JL was a massive bust for WB, and its legacy was tarnished even more with the release of the recut Zack Snyder's Justice League.
Since Justice League, the studio has been working with the mindset of releasing largely standalone movies, with little teases to a greater interwoven canon without relying heavily on the popular kind of MCU-like storytelling.
One of the projects that seemed to be the casualty of the new way of things from WB and DC was Ava Duvernay's New Gods. The film was set to dive deeper into the world of Darkseid, the villain that appeared in Zack Snyder's Justice League.
A recent interview with the New Gods director led fans to believe that her movie was ultimately kicked to the curb because of Warner pursuing The Snyder Cut, and others agreed that this was the case. Well, one of the Justice League's very own has spoken out against that exact sentiment.
Ray Fisher Calls Out WB Brass... Again
Justice League star Ray Fisher posted a Tweet calling out President of DC Films Walter Hamada and Warner Bros. Picture Chairman Toby Emmerich for using "Zack Snyder’s Justice League as a scapegoat for canceling" New Gods. He referred to the actions of the executives as "sad and cowardly."
"Walter Hamada and Toby Emmerich trying to use Zack Snyder’s Justice League as a scapegoat for canceling The New Gods movie is sad and cowardly…"
Cyborg Speaks His Mind
Ray Fisher may have a point here. It seems awfully easy for the WB higher-ups to simply be blaming the loss of a movie like New Gods on a project that was maligned since its inception.
While there was a diehard contingent pleading for The Synder Cut to see the light of day, most just wanted the studio to turn over a new page and move on. So if DC wanted to pin something like this on one movie, it makes sense that it be one that is already largely despised.
Was Snyder's JL the actual reason New Gods did not see the light of day? It's unclear. But Fisher thinks it's an awfully convenient solution to what may be a multi-layered and nuanced problem.
Something else to note here is the minute possibility of the Cyborg actor reprising his role with DC seems to dwindle by the day. Fisher has had his fair share of problems with the comic book giant. Seemingly, it looks as though he may continue to be a thorn in the side of Warner for a long time to come, and his anger seems to be justified.
But if anyone wants to pull the wool over fans' eyes in regard to the DCEU, Ray Fisher will likely be there to call them on their BS.