Cyborg Actor Ray Fisher Confirms He's Been Dropped From Flash Movie, Says Role Was "Larger Than A Cameo"
Fisher has levelled a variety of accusations over his experiences while shooting Justice League in 2017.
Ray Fisher, who played Cyborg in the 2017 DC movie Justice League, has levelled a variety of accusations over his experiences while shooting that film, and the fall-out continues. Following last week's reports that Fisher had been written out of the upcoming Flash movie, Fisher has confirmed this is the case.
In a statement posted on Twitter, Fisher stated his role in the Flash would have been much more than the reported cameo appearance. "Despite the misconception, Cyborg's involvement in The Flash was much larger than a cameo," he said. "And while I do mourn the lost opportunity to bring Victor Stone back to the screen, bringing awareness to the actions of [DC Films boss] Walter Hamada will prove to be a much more important contribution to our world."
Fisher went on to accuse Hamada of interfering with the investigation into the alleged abusive behavior of Joss Whedon, who directed the extensive Justice League reshoots, and producers Jon Berg and Geoff Johns. Fisher states that Hamada "disparaged Whedon and Berg in an attempt to cover for Johns," claiming that Hamada was attempting to protect "his friend."
This follows comments that Fisher made last week where he called Hamada "the most dangerous kind of enabler," and claimed that he had been forced out of The Flash. In response, Warner stated that it was Fisher who declined to be involved in The Flash, and that "given his statement that he will not participate in any film associated with Mr. Hamada, our production is now moving on."
Fisher will appear in the DC universe one more time, in Zack Snyder's upcoming reworking of Justice League. Snyder left the movie during production but is preparing a version of the project closer in tone to what he originally intended. The new Justice League will be released as a four-part miniseries on HBO Max later this year.