Things have been heating up day by day between Warner Bros. and Cyborg Actor Ray Fisher since the time Fisher claimed that he went through an abusive behavior from Joss Whedon, the director of Justice League (2017), which Fisher was part of. With big projects like Zack Snyder’s Justice League Director’s Cut, The Batman, and The Flash coming up, DC and Warner Media are struggling a lot on the other side of the cinema. Recently, Ray Fisher declared that he wouldn’t work with DC President Walter Hamada or any upcoming DC Projects via Twitter. He is not satisfied with the investigation and feels that Warner Media failed to address the whole situation’s main issue.
Ray Fisher is widely supported by the fans and his co-stars, including Jason Mamoa and Gal Gadot, with Gadot even giving testimony in the investigation expressing having a similar experience. With Ray Fisher backing out, the vital part of the upcoming Andrew Muschiette’s The Flash has been left in the air where the character of Cyborg was meant to appear. DC, which was already struggling with their movies and just managed to recently pick up the pace, is once again in a difficult position after Fisher’s claims.
After Ray Fisher declaring that he won’t work with DC President Walter Hamada or any of DC Projects because Warner Media failed to undermine the real cause behind the issue, Warner Media has taken it upon itself and decided to release a statement addressing the failed investigation claims made by the Cyborg actor. If you haven’t kept with everything happening, you can check out all the related articles mentioned in this piece, which will give you a closer insight into the issue. So, here we are breaking down everything Warner Media had to say about the claims made by Ray Fisher.
A Short Bried On Everything Happened So Far
So in July of 2020, Ray Fisher, via Twitter made claimed that Joss Whedon, the director of Justice League (2017), mistreated the cast and crew and dubbed the behavior of the director as abusive and unacceptable while also mentioning how Whedon was enabled by Jon Berg, the Warner Bros. co-president of production, and Geoff Johns, the chief creative officer of DC. The tweet was met with fire, which saw a full-scale investigation carried out by Warner Media where the studios investigated more than 80 people from the movie’s personnel. Gal Gadot, who plays the character of Wonder Woman, came out and supported Ray Fisher. She revealed that she had given testimony in the investigation expressing that she had her own experience with the Director, which wasn’t the best and was solved internally.
Warner Media concluded the investigation in December, stating that remedial action has been taken revolving around the issue to which Ray Fisher wasn’t satisfied. Ray Fisher backfired, claiming that DC President Walter Hamada is the most dangerous enabler as Warner Media failed to address the whole mistreatment’s main issue. In the same Tweet, Ray Fisher also declared that he would no longer work with Walter Hamada or in any of the future projects involving DC.
Related: Gal Gadot Gives Testimony Against Joss Whedon! Claims Her Experience with the Director Wasn’t Good.
Ray Fisher’s Tweet On Geoff Johns Still Being Part Of Multiple Projects
In the same tweet where Ray Fisher claimed that he wouldn’t work with DC anymore, another thread was added by the Cyborg actor where he stated that just like Joss Whedon who will be parting ways with Warner Media, Geoff John should be following the same suit. Even though it’s been said, a report from Variety suggests that Geoff Johns remains as part of multiple DC Projects. Geoff Johns is still a showrunner for CW’s The Stargirl along with being a co-writer for DCEU’s recent hit Wonder Woman 1984 and a few more string of DC Projects where he serves as an executive producer, including the likes of “Titans,” “Doom Patrol,” “Batwoman” and the upcoming “Superman and Lois.”
The fact is: the Justice League investigation led to @WarnerMedia (and it’s affiliates) parting ways with Joss Whedon.
Geoff Johns will be following suit.
Had Walter Hamada gotten his way, NONE of that would have been possible, and the cycle of abuse would’ve continued.
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) January 7, 2021
Warner Media’s Recent Statement On Ray Fisher’s Claims
Warner Media released a statement through The Wrap reporter Umberto Gonzalez responding to the claims made by Ray Fisher. The company had made it clear in the statement stating that it’s time to move on for Ray Fisher and all the parties involved in the issue. Warner Media stated that the investigation conducted in the claims made by Ray Fisher was concluded through an outside firm and led by a federal judge. Warner Media assured that they have full confidence in the investigation’s thoroughness and believe that remedial action has been taken and its time to move on from the matter.
The whole situation speakers highly of uncertainty that Ray Fisher is getting along with DC and Warner Media anytime soon. The Cyborg actor recently debunked all the rumors that stated that he is out of The Flash movie. As of now, Ray Fisher has only worked extensively on the upcoming Director’s Cut of Justice League revisioned by Zack Snyder. The fans have loved the portrayal of Cyborg by Fisher and Snyder cut of Justice League is one of the most highly-anticipated movies to come in 2021. Snyder Cut’s success could lead to multiple projects in the future that fans have been looking for since the DC Extended Universe’s inception, so DC better reconcile with the issue.
On the other hand, DCEU has just started witnessing success in solo projects like Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and Shazam! and is going slow with connecting dots without rushing, a mistake they made previously. Ray Fisher’s exit may mark as doom as it may reshuffle the plot and plans. We certainly hope that Ray Fisher gets justice and matters get solved between him and DC as soon as it can. We will keep you updating on everything happening between Ray Fisher and Warner Media until all matters are solved, so stay tuned to Otakukart News.
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