Justice League's Ray Fisher Calls Warner Bros. Racist After Black Superhero Post

By Richard Nebens Posted:
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For more than a year and a half, Warner Bros and the DC Extended Universe have had a cloud looming over their heads thanks to the Ray Fisher/Joss Whedon/Walter Hamada saga. The star behind Cyborg first accused the team behind Justice League of abuse and acts of racism on the movie's set in July 2020, leading to him being sidelined from his role and having his future projects put on hold indefinitely.

Following his first public reveal of what happened to him with Warner Bros, Fisher hasn't taken his foot off the gas pedal for one moment.

Outside of helping promote Zack Snyder's Justice League in its run on HBO Max, Fisher has consistently berated the movie studio with one negative comment after another. From claims saying Whedon withheld the Justice League script from him to publicly admitting he'd retire from the role over this matter, the story is one that seemingly gains new life every few weeks.

Currently, Warner Bros. is taking the opportunity to celebrate Black History Month, which comes with promoting some of the DCEU's current African-American stars from the past few years. However, Fisher is having none of it, as he took another chance to make his feelings known about his relationship with the movie mogul.

Ray Fisher Keeps Coming at Warner Bros.

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Cyborg actor Ray Fisher called out Warner Bros. for the studio's reportedly racist behavior after the studio celebrated Black History Month on social media.

The studio's official Twitter page posted images of Will Smith (Suicide Squad), Jurnee Smollet (Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey), and Idris Elba (The Suicide Squad) to pay tribute to its African-American stars:

"Deadshot. Black Canary. Bloodsport. This Black History Month, we’re spotlighting some of our favorite DC characters. Here’s to the powerful moments and the entertainment they’ve brought to the big screen!"

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Fisher responded by once again pushing for the company to apologize to real Black actors affected by how Warner Bros has treated people like him:

"OR….you could try spotlighting an apology to the non-fictional Black people affected by your company’s racist and discriminatory practices"

No End in Sight for Ray Fisher's Crusade

As the weeks and months continue pushing forward, Ray Fisher's mission to find justice against Warner Bros. shows no signs of ending.

Even with the back-and-forth that's taken place between Fisher and the team at Warner Bros, this fight seems no closer to being resolved than it did in Summer 2020. He's made his feelings known on his removal from The Flash and the cancellation of Ava Duvernay's New Gods in recent months, all in an effort to get an apology from the people he claims did him wrong on Justice League.

Considering how long and how passionately Fisher has fought this battle, there are no signs pointing to either side giving up any ground any time soon.

Fisher's time playing Cyborg has seemingly come to an end for now, with his role in The Flash having been removed and no future appearances lined up in the next few years. Whether that changes after this extended saga is a major question mark, but this situation continues to be one of the most dramatic stories in the business.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.