According to Variety, Walter Hamada has re-upped his deal as boss of the DCEU at WB. The trade says the extension sees Hamada remain in charge of all DC content at WB until 2023. The news is in itself not very dramatic, and the kind of piece of news I’d normally struggle to write about. ‘Hamada has been at DC since….yadda, yadda, yadda’.
However, any regular readers of fans of comic book properties in Hollywood probably know this story has a bit more meat than usual. The elephant in the room is Ray Fisher, who has recently gone on a bit of a tirade against Walter Hamada Fisher has been extremely vocal about stories of abuse from Justice League replacement director Joss Whedon. Fisher has then accused Hamada directly of being an enabler for the those he accused previously. So did Fisher miss an opportunity to have another go at Hamada following this report from Variety? Did he hell. Oh, I should point out Fisher was responding to the same story by Deadline, but I first read it on Variety.
It’s weird how these reactionary announcements from @wbpictures always forget to mention that Walter Hamada was working directly with Geoff Johns and Toby Emmerich (on Shazam) DURING Justice League reshoots…
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) January 6, 2021
I am not sure what the A>E means on Fisher’s posts so someone please enlighten me in the comments below?
It is pretty clear that Fisher is very unhappy with this news and he seems to be saying that Hamada needs to take responsibility for what happened on Justice League. I am not sure anymore if DC/WB are even keeping an eye on what Fisher is posting, because we are not hearing any responses thus far? Not recently anyway, WB did start an investigation, once that the results have not been made public. However we do know that the main accused Joss Whedon has left his new TV series The Nevers. Whilst WB and Whedon claim other reasons, Fisher maintains this is because of his accusations.
I don’t know where this all ends up? What we can say is that Hamada carries on in charge of the DCEU. However Fisher is not going to back down on this either, so who knows?