Ray Fisher, Zack Snyder’s Justice League star, is speaking out about former DC Films president Walter Hamada stepping down after two years of criticizing the studio executive. Fisher earned his breakout film role as Cyborg within the DC Extended Universe after years of acting on stage, debuting as the role with an appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice before going on to predominantly appear in both the theatrical and alternate edits of Justice League. While his first appearance and the theatrical cut of the latter received mixed reviews, Fisher received great praise for his role in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, an extended version of the picture stitched together after years of fan agitation.
Despite this great reception, Fisher’s tenure in the DCEU appeared to be cut short when he began accusing Joss Whedon, who reworked and reshot most of the theatrical version of Justice League, of toxic conduct on the set, as well as Hamada of shielding the former Avengers director. Several of his performers would eventually come to his rescue, including Gal Gadot, who recalled Whedon threatening her career, and Fisher, who made extensive claims about Whedon’s attempts to reduce Cyborg’s plot in the picture. Whedon would also witness his former Buffy the Vampire Slayer cast and crew speak out against him, prompting him to write a letter defending himself, which ultimately fell on deaf ears, prompting many in Fisher’s support to turn their attention to Hamada, whom he alleged of defending Whedon and other high-ranking studio executives involved.
This week witnessed not just the premiere of Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam, as well as the resignation of DC Films president Walter Hamada. Ray Fisher, who had been vocal in his criticism of the studio executive, moved to Twitter to rejoice Hamada’s departure, calling him out for his efforts to “defend his poisonous and discriminatory colleagues” and expressing his desire to never work with him again. See Fisher’s post below:
Walter Hamada tried to protect his toxic and discriminatory colleagues.— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) October 21, 2022
He tried to bury me (and the Justice League investigation) with lies in the trades.
He is a product of old Hollywood cronyism.
May we never experience his like again.
What We Know So Far About Ray Fisher’s Future in the DCEU
Given the intensity of spotlight involving both Fisher and Hamada in the years since Zack Snyder’s Justice League star accused him of being a dangerous enabler, Fisher’s delight over the former DC Films head is understandable, particularly for those who have supported him throughout his quest for justice. Many fans are wondering if Fisher would comeback to the DCEU as Cyborg because now Hamada has left, considering that the actor has indicated several times that he will not be a part of any Hamada-related film. Some speculate that he might appear in next year’s The Flash film, given that he was originally supposed to reprise the role for the multiverse-based plot, and Ezra Miller recently returned.
If Fisher returns to the DCEU in The Flash or any other franchise project, he will become the latest Zack Snyder’s Justice League hero to return to the fold. Reports have circulated that Henry Cavill’s Superman will appear in some capacity in this week’s Black Adam, with both Dwayne Johnson and DC’s marketing seemingly revealing a guest appearance from The Witcher ahead of its release, while a latest report revealed that Man of Steel 2 is moving forward as WB searches for new writers. Only time will reveal if Fisher’s Cyborg and Miller’s Scarlet Speedster reconcile when The Flash arrives in theaters on June 23, 2023.
Source: Ray Fisher/Twitter