Ray Fisher will not let this lay! Every time it seems like we may have heard the last of the Fisher vs. Warner Bros. argument, over alleged behaviors on the set of the Justice League reshoots after Zack Snyder had excited, up he pops again with another statement.
This, in turn, forces Warner Bros. to issue a statement. Now they are flat out contradicting and calling each other out.
Now he has thrown shade on Warner’s statement about his exist from The Flash, basically calling WarnerMedia liars. It had previously been stated that Cyborg’s role in The Flash was just a small cameo and it was taken out. Now Fisher’s latest tweet confirms he is officially out of The Flash, however the part was much, much larger the Warner’s position that it was just a cameo.
He then says he is okay with being removed from the film because he feels drawing attention to the behavior of DC Films boss Walter Hamada is:
“…a much more important contribution to the world.”
Fisher claims that Hamada made a:
“…purposeful attempt to undermine the Justice League investigation…”
He goes on to allege that he did so to protect his friend and former co-president, Geoff Johns. You can read all of Fisher’s latest statement here:
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) January 13, 2021
Warner Bros are not taking this laying down. WarnerMedia CEO Ann Sarnoff has been clear in her position in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. She fully backs Hamada and doesn’t believe Fisher:
“I believe in Walter Hamada and that he did not impede or interfere in the investigation. 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. “
Doubling up, a WarnerMedia spokesman made a statement to Deadline:
“An extensive investigation was conducted by an outside law firm, led by a former federal judge who has assured WarnerMedia that there were no impediments to the investigation.”
It is hard to know who to believe. DC Films at Warner Bros. has long been a basket case and allegations have been made before about some executives being overbearing, interfering and generally unpleasant. However all Fisher’s allegations are on the millennial channel of social media and light on both details and proof.
Is Fisher bravely sacrificing his career for principles and taking a stand? Or was he already on the way out and fancied some Kaepernick style action? Either way, if this carries on then lawyers can’t be far away from either side.