Ray Fisher has not been quiet in regards to his feelings surrounding the reshoots of Justice League. He has continued to stand by his claims against director Joss Whedon and has even doubled down recently by calling out DC Films President Walter Hamada. In a recent tweet, he called Hamada a liar and says that he “will not participate in any production associated with him.”
You can read Ray Fisher’s tweet right here:
Unsurprisingly, it sounds like the relationship has soured in both directions. Grace Randolph is claiming that Warner Bros. is severing ties with Ray Fisher as well. That is probably the least surprising thing to report. With everything that has gone down, it was only a matter of time before the studio removed him from their list. It can’t be a shock to anyone that the relationship between the two parties has totally disintegrated.
What really makes this interesting is how it would affect Ray Fisher’s immediate involvement in upcoming DC Films projects. We know that he has a larger part to play in Zack Snyder’s Justice League but that all comes from pre-existing material. Though the actor was listed for some of the announced reshoots, it does not look like he has been involved with them up to this point. And with this statement from Fisher, it looks like he has drawn a line in the sand in regards to his future participation in any DC Films endeavor.
Would this mean that the studio would consider recasting Ray Fisher with another actor for future projects? We have to imagine that the Cyborg character was meant to play a crucial role in some upcoming Dc projects. The most likely would be The Flash since the two characters seemed to share a mutual friendship in Justice League, and that film is meant to introduce the multiverse concept into the DC cinematic universe. If Fisher isn’t going to be involved in any more DC projects, will The Flash use this multiverse plotline to erase or recast the role?
It is a shame that Ray Fisher will only have this one outing as Cyborg as he did bring some great presence to the role. At least we will get to see more of his dramatic performance in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Supposedly, there is a lot of additional Cyborg material that Snyder will be reinstituting in his cut of the film. It will be interesting to see what the response to his new footage will be and if it will encourage fans to argue for his side of the story.
But, the most likely outcome of all this is that Ray Fisher is done with the DC universe. With all that has transpired, it looks like that’s the end of this scenario. Regardless of whether you agree with his position or not, it is disappointing to see such a promising talent be swept up into all this awfulness. Hopefully, he can come out of this situation even stronger than before and we can look forward to seeing him in some new project down the road.