Ray Fisher falling into a feud with Warner Bros. executives isn’t new information. He has previously accused “Justice League” director Joss Whedon of abusive and unprofessional behavior.
He went as far as to say that Whedon’s behavior was overlooked by the former DC Entertainment president Geoff Johns and another former executive from Warner.
He’d even accused the current president of DCEC, Walter Hamada, of backing them and said that he’d never work on a project with Hamada again.
Fisher took the conflict to Twitter, where, in a lengthy post; he confirmed that he would no longer play “Cyborg” in the upcoming Ezra Miller film, The Flash. He mentioned that Warner Bros. informed him about his “removal” from the casting.
While he said he disagrees with the decision, he also said that this move is “unsurprising.”
Looks like Warner Bros. took Fisher’s self-retirement (he said he will not work on projects with Hamada ever again) seriously, as they let go of both Fisher and Cyborg (we will not most likely not see Cyborg in The Flash, Fisher or not).
Of course, Fisher confirming that both he and Cyborg won’t be a part of The Flash anymore came as a disappointment to the fans, as in the film Cyborg would play a more important role, rather some minor cameos.
His role in Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice was small, and his role in the theatre cut of Justice League was reduced to what was initially intended. But Fisher keeps stirring trouble with the higher officials of Warner Bros. and DC.
Warner Bros. is happy with Hamada’s work and had extended his employment contract with DCEU. So if Fisher keeps this up, we might not see him playing Cyborg again (atleast for quite a while).
We will have to wait and see if Warner Bros. And DC will recast Cyborg or remove him from The Flash for good.
About The Flash (2023)
The Flash is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. The film is directed by Andy Muschietti and a part of the DCEU.
The movie will see Barry Allen travel back in time to prevent his mother’s murder, which brings unintentional consequences to his timeline.
Miller will be joined by actors Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton, Sasha Calle, Kiersey Clemons, Maribel Verdu, and Ron Livingston. The movie is set to release on June 16, 2023.