Fisher vowed by no means to work below DC Films president Walter Hamada, whose contract simply bought prolonged by way of 2023.
Ray Fisher as Cyborg in “Justice League”
Warner Bros. Pictures /Courtesy Everett Collection
Ray Fisher is not going to be showing within the upcoming “Flash” film, as his character Cyborg has been written out of the movie’s screenplay, The Wrap experiences. The Warner Bros. comedian guide tentpole is being directed by “It” filmmaker Andy Muschietti and is about to star Ezra Miller within the title position reverse two iterations of Batman performed by Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton. Fisher was beforehand set to seem. The actor’s position of Cyborg is not going to be recast. IndieWire has reached out to Warner Bros. for additional remark.
News of Cyborg being dropped from “The Flash” screenplay comes only a week after Fisher vowed never to work below DC Films president Walter Hamada. Fisher posted on Twitter: “Walter Hamada is the most dangerous kind of enabler. 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.”
Warner Bros. announced January 5 it was extending Hamada’s contract as DC Films president by way of 2023. Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros Pictures Group, stated in an announcement that Hamada is “not only passionate about story and the DC canon, [but] he’s also a thoughtful and incredibly talented executive who is fully committed to investing the time and care necessary for moviemaking on this scale.”
“With Walter overseeing our DC movies for theatrical exhibition and on HBO Max, we are excited for him and his team to bring more of these stories to life, working with new and established talent to broaden the reach and diversity of the DC cinematic universe,” Emmerich’s assertion concluded.
Reacting to Hamada’s new contract, Fisher wrote on social media: “It’s weird how these reactionary announcements from [Warner Bros.] always forget to mention that Walter Hamada was working directly with Geoff Johns and Toby Emmerich (on ‘Shazam’) DURING ‘Justice League’ reshoots…”
Fisher’s future as Cyborg has been in query since final July, when the actor got here ahead to accuse “Justice League” reshoots director Joss Whedon of unprofessional conduct on set. Fisher maintained producers Geoff Johns and Jon Berg enabled Whedon’s conduct. Fisher’s claims led Warner Bros.’ mum or dad firm WarnerMedia to launch an investigation into the matter on the finish of August. WarnerMedia concluded the investigation in December and introduced that “remedial action” could be happening, though no additional particulars had been supplied.
It’s bizarre how these reactionary bulletins from @wbpictures all the time overlook to say that Walter Hamada was working instantly with Geoff Johns and Toby Emmerich (on Shazam) DURING Justice League reshoots…
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) January 6, 2021