According to sources, the removal stems from the actor’s public resignation from the role of Cyborg on December 30. In response to the news of DC Films President Walter Hamada’s contract extension, Fisher tweeted, ”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.”
If the reports are true, it would mean that the actor’s last appearance as Cyborg will be in the upcoming Justice League: The Snyder Cut. The role will not be recasted.
Fisher publicly stated his issues with DC in July 2020, accusing Justice League director Joss Whedon of “gross, abusive, unprofessional” behavior on set. He further claimed that the director’s conduct was egged on by former DC Entertainment President Geoff Johns and former Warner Bros. Co-President of Production Jon Berg. Warner Bros. investigated the allegations in August, however by early September Fisher revealed that he was supposedly contacted by the DC Films President to try and “throw Joss Whedon and Jon Berg under the bus in hopes that I would relent on Geoff Johns.”
Warner Bros. released a statement denying Fisher’s allegations against Hamada, asserting that he did not accuse anyone of “actionable conduct” and that the actor refused to speak to the investigator. Warner Media closed its investigation in December and announced that it had taken “remedial action” but did not specify what those actions were.
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.
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) December 30, 2020
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