Geoff Johns Still On At Warner Media, Despite Claims By Justice League's Ray Fisher

Actor Ray Fisher continues to speak out about his experience with WarnerMedia, and has claimed that Geoff Johns will leave the organization; WarnerMedia confirms Johns is still on board.

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Actor Ray Fisher, known for his role as Cyborg in the 2017 Justice League film and in the upcoming HBO Max miniseries, Zack Snyder's Justice League, has been at odds with WarnerMedia for over a year following his experience while filming Justice League with replacement director Joss Whedon. Fisher claimed on Thursday in a Twitter thread that longtime DC mastermind and WarnerMedia executive Geoff Johns would be leaving as part of recently-announced "remedial action."

Fisher has lobbed accusations at WarnerMedia itself, director Joss Whedon, executives Geoff Johns, Jon Berg, and most recently, DC Films president Walter Hamada. Just before the new year, Fisher called Hamada "the most dangerous kind of enabler," and suggested that Hamada attempted to undermine the investigation into Fisher's Justice League accusations. Fisher ended the tweet saying that he would "not participate in any production associated with [Hamada].'

The latest accusations come in the wake of a now-edited article from TheWrap, which stated that the cameo for Fisher's character, Cyborg, was to be cut from the script of the long-gestating Flash film, and that the character would not be recast. In the piece, TheWrap characterized Fisher as having resigned from the role. Fisher took issue with the description of the situation.

"I strongly suggest TheWrap amend this article immediately," Fisher wrote. "While I appreciate the reporter's undying desire to do @wbpictures and Walter Hamada's bidding--it is factually inaccurate. I did not publicly step down from anything."

"If @wbpictures has made the decision to remove me from The Flash, rather than address, in any way, Walter Hamada tampering with the JL investigation--that's on them. The idea of removing the role, rather than recasting it, is only being used to try to avoid public backlash."

Fisher continued to rail at Warner Bros. before doubling down on his previous claim that Joss Whedon left his HBO series The Nevers as a direct result of the WarnerMedia/Justice League investigation. Fisher then added that "Geoff Johns will be following suit." In addition to his accusations of Whedon's "gross, abusive, unprofessional...behavior," Fisher also accused Johns of racist behavior last October.

Variety reports that Johns has multiple projects in progress at WarnerMedia and remains working with the company, and states that multiple sources were able to confirm the information. Johns continues his work as the showrunner on CW's Stargirl, and is an executive producer on series like Doom Patrol, Batwoman, Titans, and Superman & Lois.

Walter Hamada recently renewed his contract with WarnerMedia to continue in his role as DC Films President, just a week after announcing WarnerMedia's ambitious plan to release six DC films a year--with four aimed at theatrical release and two for release exclusively on HBO Max.

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Bad movie bad actor/character, then again I think the majorty of ALL DC movies are bad

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We've long grown tired of him swearing bad stuff happened but refusing to actually detail anything and being overly evasive anytime someone asks for it.

You're not Cyborg. Your protests mean nothing. And when you say "It's him or me!" and he's the boss - guess what, it's him. You're not going to continue to be employed when you openly slander your employer on social media.

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@Thanatos2k:May be trying to weaponize a social media mob, but even then, he would have to release some details. I'm guessing there is an NDA in play, or at the very least Ray knows he has a weak case and doesn't want to risk a libel/defamation suit.

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@lionheartssj1: You'd think any lawyer worth their law degree could get that NDA overturned in a heartbeat by claiming that Fisher is acting as a whistleblower.

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When the story behind the movie is more interesting than the movie itself.

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@uninspiredcup: It’s really not though. We still have no idea what gross, abusive, or unprofessional means. I keep opening these articles to see if there’s any new details, but it’s those same 3 words over and over again with no context. Will we every REALLY know what happened to make Fisher feel this upset? I don’t think anyone other than Mamoa has stepped up to support Fisher, and even then his support was very passive. (Smart dude, knows that even if things were super bad, it’s better to not piss of the guys writing your checks).

Either way I feel for Fisher. It’s going to be next to impossible for him to continue a profitable career in this industry because he’ll be looked at as a threat to studios, regardless of the outcome of this investigation. Hope he can find good work and prove himself at another studio, or that he has a decent career path lined up in another field.

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