In case you haven’t been following the Ray Fisher situation the past year or so, let me give you a brief rundown. After WB decided to greenlight the Zack Snyder version of Justice League, several different sources began to come forward with accusations and evidence of abuse and disrespectful behavior from Joss Whedon, the director who took over for Zack. Then Ray Fisher came forward and told his story of abuse at the hands of Whedon, and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. WB launched a full investigation into these claims and later parted ways with Joss Whedon. Ray Fisher then came forward to talk about DC President of Films Walter Hamada, who he says was impeding the investigation and attempted to throw Whedon under the bus to protect Geoff Johns.
This all came to a head when Ray Fisher had enough and called out Walter Hamada on Twitter. Deeming him a “Dangerous Enabler” and refusing to work on any projects that he was attached to. At this time people knew Fisher was connected to the Flash film, but we did not know how that would move forward. Last night we got our answer. Ray Fisher tweeted out a statement, announcing that he was removed from the Flash.
Ray Fisher in addition to announcing his removal from the Flash film, hints that this could be the end of his time as Cyborg. I do not know if that means WB is planning to recast the character for the Flash film or if there is a chance Fisher may return in future projects, but either way, it is a major loss for the Flash. Fisher is a great actor and was a great Cyborg. Following this tweet, there was a large outpouring of support for Ray Fisher. #IStandWithRayFisher trended, and many people called for both the reinstating of Ray Fisher and the removal of Walter Hamada. I encourage you all to check out Ray Fisher’s Twitter and educate yourselves further on the situation. I do hope this is not the end of Ray Fisher as Cyborg.