Justice League’s Ray Fisher Celebrates DC Boss Departure, May Be Ready For A Comeback

Justice League's Ray Fisher took to Twitter to officially celebrate the departure of DC President Walter Hamada, which may also mean that the Cyborg star could soon make a return to DC film.

By Charlene Badasie | Published

Best known for playing Cyborg in the DC Extended Universe, Ray Fisher recently shared his thoughts on Walter Hamada’s exit as head of DC Films. In a post on social media, the 35-year-old celebrated the executive’s departure, saying Hamada tried to protect his toxic and discriminatory colleagues. “He tried to bury me and the Justice League investigation with lies in the trades. He failed,” he wrote.

“He is a product of old Hollywood cronyism. May we never experience his like again.” The relationship between Ray Fisher and Walter Hamada became strained after the actor publicly accused Joss Whedon of racist behavior on Justice League.

As head of DC Films at the time, Hamada was part of the investigation. At the time, the actor also called out the Warner Bros executive for siding with the director and allegedly sweeping his misconduct issues under the rug. The result was a very public feud between Fisher and DC that has dragged on for years.

Hamada initially said he would continue as Chief of DC Films through 2023. But following the acquisition of Warner Bros. by Discovery, CEO David Zaslav made several decisions that seemed to contribute to his departure. The creative direction of the DCEU took a major hit with the cancellation of several projects that upset a lot of people throughout the industry.

Although his future in the superhero franchise remains unclear, Ray Fisher doesn’t seem to mind. He sees Hamada’s exit as a win and has previously refused to work on any films associated with the DC Films boss. With Henry Cavill back as Superman (albeit in the post-credits scene of Black Adam), it’s clear that the new administration at Warner Bros is open to continuing with the old DCEU stars.

And now, Ray Fisher may be up for a comeback having expressed an interest in reprising his role as Cyborg in The Flash movie where he had been rumored to have had a substantial role, according to Games Radar. But with the drama surrounding Ezra Miller, the project probably isn’t the best fit for Ray Fisher’s return to DC. Still, movie bosses might expedite his comeback in another film now that all the accused executives are gone, leaving no bad blood between the actor and the studio.

Ray Fisher
Ray Fisher as Cyborg

Cyborg’s return would also create some great publicity for Warner Bros which is still facing backlash for pulling the almost-complete Batgirl movie from its release schedule. Meanwhile, Ray Fisher is set to star as Blood Axe in Rebel Moon. Billed as an epic space opera, the film is directed by Zack Snyder from a screenplay he co-wrote with Shay Hatten and Kurt Johnstad.

The story follows a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy. They find themselves threatened by the armies of a tyrannical regent named Balisarius. Desperate civilians dispatch a young woman with a mysterious past to find warriors to help them challenge the regent.

Starring alongside Ray Fisher is an ensemble casting that features Sofia Boutella, Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou, Jena Malone, Corey Stoll, Ed Skrein, Cleopatra Coleman, Fra Fee, Cary Elwes, and Anthony Hopkins. Rebel Moon will be released on Netflix with a limited theatrical run.