Ray Fisher won’t work for Walter Hamada, or participate in any production he is involved with, he says. Surely that is going to make playing Cyborg difficult going forward, you know, seen as Hamada is in charge of all DC films? You are probably aware of the accusations made by Ray Fisher against Joss Whedon. Those accusations seem to have spawned a WB investigation. Not only that, but Whedon has left his TV show The Nevers, which Fisher claims was because of this investigation.
However, on the heels of recent news that Zack Snyder’s Justice League would be ‘dead end’ Fisher has spoken out again. Check it out.
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
I am a little unsure of what Fisher’s endgame is here? For a start, by Fisher’s own words, the abuse he described was aimed at others, not himself. Then Fisher seems to have complained that Whedon wanted to ruin Snyder’s plans for the movie. Ok, fair enough, but that’s not really worth calling out the current DC boss for. Given Hamada was not in charge at the time this all happened, it seems it is Hamada’s handling of Fisher’s accusations which have angered the star.
So does Fisher want WB to replace Hamada? Is this instead somehow about trying to force WB into continuing Snyder’s vision? I am really not sure at this point? Perhaps Fisher is more concerned with justice against Whedon, for something that did not happen directly to him, than he is with getting more work as Cyborg in the DCEU? If that’s the case, I cannot fault Fisher’s moral compass. However, something just doesn’t make sense to me with all this, I just don’t know what’s going on?
All we can say for now is that it appears Fisher will keep pushing his story. Fisher even appears to be prepared to potentially lose work to make his point. Where this all ends up, in a big drama, or swept under the carpet, remains to be seen?
What are your views as Ray Fisher won’t work for Walter Hamada again according to the actor? Thoughts below in the usual place if you have time.