Ray Fisher’s Cyborg will not appear in Warner Bros and DC Films upcoming The Flash, the actor says. According to a tweet posted yesterday afternoon by Justice League-star Ray Fisher, Warner Bros. has cut Fisher’s character Cyborg from the film in retaliation for the ongoing investigation into the actor’s abuse allegations on the set of the reshoots for DC’s Justice League.
In a two-page long document posted to his Twitter account, Fisher writes that much of the conflict between himself and Warner Bros. comes down to DC Films President Walter Hamada, who Fisher claims is trying to protect his friend and DC executive Geoff Johns. Fisher accused Johns of both racism and enabling Joss Whedon, who Fisher says was abusive on the Justice League reshoots set.
“I have received official confirmation that Warner Bros. has decided to remove me from the cast of The Flash,” the document Fisher tweeted reads. “I strongly disagree with their decision, but it is one that is unsurprising.”
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) January 13, 2021
Fisher accuses Hamada of interfering with the Justice League investigation into his abuse allegations and for attempting to squash the investigation to protect Geoff Johns. The actor says that Hamada “disparaged Joss Whedon and [producer] John Berg in an attempt to cover for Geoff Johns.”
In a statement from Warner Bros. regarding Cyborg’s removal from The Flash, WarnerMedia chair and CEO Ann Sarnoff came out in support of Hamada.
“I believe in Walter Hamada and that he did not impede or interfere in the investigation,” Sarnoff wrote. “Furthermore, I have full confidence in the investigation’s process and findings. Walter is a well-respected leader, known by his colleagues, peers, and me as a man of great character and integrity. As I said in Walter’s recent deal extension announcement, I’m excited about where he’s taking DC Films and look forward to working with him and the rest of the team to…
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