Ray Fisher has confirmed that he has been removed from the Warner Bros. actor “The Flash” and will not be playing the role of a cyborg in the comic book movie.
“I strongly disagree with their decision. But it is not surprising, ”Fisher said at the beginning of a two-page post released Wednesday evening.
“Despite the misunderstanding But Cyborg’s contribution to ‘The Flash’ was much bigger than a cameo. Fisher continued, “and while I regret the opportunity I lost, I am sorry. [Cyborg alter-ego] Victor Stone returns to the screen, bringing awareness of the action of [DC Films head] Walter Hamada will prove to be an even more important contribution to our world. ”
WarnerMedia, Warner Bros. parent company, disputed Fisher̵7;s claims of pushing him out of the role, noting that he previously refused to work with Hamada publicly.
“Last summer, Fisher was given the opportunity to play a cyborg in ‘The Flash,'” Warner Media said in a statement. Anything related to Mr. Hamada, our production is going on. ”
WarnerMedia also denied parting ways with Geoff Johns, DC’s former chief and executive producer, who Fisher claimed was leaving the company following an investigation into allegations of misconduct by the “Justice League” actors.
“Warner Bros. is still in business with Geoff Johns, who continues to produce ‘Stargirl,’ ‘Batwoman,’ Doom Patrol, ‘Superman & Lois’ and ‘Titans’ for. The studio and other projects, ”added the studio.
News of Fisher’s official leave from DC’s Next Movie in the Extended Universe is part of a back-and-forth between the actor and the studio following an investigation into Fisher’s claims of the Misconduct on set by co-author of “Justice League Joss Whedon and Behavior” Enabled by Writer-Producer Geoff Johns and Producer Jon Berg, released in August 2020.
Throughout the investigation and since then, Fisher has consistently spoken of his claims via social media. In this latest post, Fisher reiterated Johns’ claims of misconduct and he accused Hamada of defending Johns and Wedon by obstructing a studio’s investigation into the allegations. His
Hamada was not in charge of DC Films during the “Justice League” production, he took over as chief in January 2018, two months after “Justice League” exploded at the box office. However, Fisher said Hamada had failed to claim his claim that the new Whedon-led shoot was fraught with indecent acts, Whedon took the director’s chair after Zack Snyder, the filmmaker. The same man left production due to the death of his daughter.
Ann Sarnoff, President and CEO of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group, defends Hamada.
“I believe in Walter Hamada and he has not interfered with or interfere with the investigation,” Sarnoff said in a statement. Walter is a respected leader, known to my colleagues, my colleagues and me as a person of good character and honesty. As I noted in Walter’s latest deal expansion announcement, I am excited that he is taking on DC Films and look forward to working with him and the rest of the team to build the DC Multiverse. ”
The investigation into Fisher’s allegations ended in December, with Warners released a statement reading: “Warner Media’s investigation into ‘Justice League’ has been concluded and has been concluded. Correction has been made. ”On Thursday morning, WarnerMedia reiterated that message.
“As previously stated, a detailed investigation was conducted by an external law firm led by a former federal judge reassuring Warner Media that there was no obstacle to the investigation,” the statement read.
Fisher did not step aside from his accusation. On social media, he offered to “send a polygraph test to support my claim. [Hamada]Fisher concludes his statement, writing, “If the end of my time as a cyborg is a cost to help raise awareness and responsibility for Walter Hamada’s actions, I will pay with respect. Congratulations, along with the slogan “A> E” (which stands for “Responsibility> Entertainment”).
Although Fisher did not appear in “The Flash,” the actor has already worked on “Justice League” Snyder Cut, which is slated to premiere on HBO Max in March. His role in “Snydercut” is more important than “Justice League” in the drama version.
Brent Lang contributed to this report.