Ray Fisher marks one year in his legal dispute with Warner Bros. over the Justice League reshoots. Fisher boarded the DCEU with a small cameo in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, playing Victor Stone, aka Cyborg. He was poised to receive his own solo movie following his expanded appearance in Justice League, but following the overall breakdown of the DCEU’s original plans, Fisher’s Cyborg fell to the wayside. Further complicating matters is the very public feud between the actor and Warner Bros., which sprang up last year after Fisher accused Justice League reshoots director Joss Whedon of abusive behavior on set.
That occurred in July 2020, and since then, Fisher has been unwavering in his determination to see accountability for his Justice League experience. He has specifically accused current DC Films president Walter Hamada of covering up Whedon’s actions on the set of Justice League, as well as trying to silence Fisher himself. Most recently, Fisher has declared he will not play Cyborg again until he receives an apology from Warner Bros., specifically citing his dissatisfaction with Hamada’s actions.
One year ago, Warner Bros. issued a statement claiming, among other things, that Fisher was the one who wasn’t being cooperative in the investigation that was created surrounding the Justice League reshoots. Fisher was quick to fire back then, and now he’s once again drawn attention to the blatant attack on his character. “One year ago today, Walter Hamada and @wbpictures failed to bury the truth about Justice League,” Fisher wrote on social media. “One year ago today, they failed to bury me with lies in the trades.” The actor then gave his appreciation for the fans who have supported him, adding, “I am forever in your debt.” He even deemed the day “#HamadaDay” and signed off with his now customary “A>E.“
Things in the Justice League investigation have calmed somewhat this year. Warner Bros. had stated remedial action was taken in the wake of the investigation, but few specifics were given. At the same time, Fisher refuses to let this be buried by time or studio interference. While the matter of the Justice League reshoots might arguably be wrapped up, Fisher himself has endured several attacks from Warner Bros. and was even written out of the upcoming Flash movie. For him, this is far from over.
Whether Fisher will ever receive the apology he wants remains to be seen, but he’s earned the support of some within the DCEU, most notably Jason Momoa and Zack Snyder. Fisher’s Cyborg got the ultimate showcase earlier this year in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the movie that was supposed to happen prior to Snyder’s exit and Whedon’s hiring. While the future for Cyborg in the DCEU beyond Justice League is uncertain, at least Fisher can take comfort in the fact that he is standing up for what he believes in, and he still has plenty of support from those around him. One year later, and the fight continues.
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