Ray Fisher has been making misconduct and abuse claims for a while now, naming names without saying what the misconduct/abuse actually was. And unlike John Boyega, who recently and clearly aired his discontent with how his ‘Character’ was treated in the Star Wars Trilogy. Ray Fisher seems to be making more personal accusations, without telling us what, if anything, happened at all.
Having a disagreement about how your character’s storyline was changed, ignored, or cut out of the film is one thing. And personal misconduct/abuse is another. Most people that saw the Justice League Film realize that the Cyborg character was underdeveloped, and that was a creative misstep. So if Fisher wants to vocalize his disappointment about that, then so be it. But if Fisher is claiming actual misconduct/abuse, then it’s time to make things clear.
Fisher said at one point that he couldn’t disclose anything because of an NDA. (Non-Disclosure Agreement) But he’s been so publicly outspoken, I think that ship has sailed.
Earlier today, Ray Fisher claimed that DC Films President Walter Hamada “attempted to throw Joss Whedon and Jon Berg under the bus in hopes that I would relent on Geoff Johns.”
And thanks to DEADLINE, we now have Warner Bros. official take on the matter…
“In July, Ray Fisher’s representatives asked DC Films President Walter Hamada to talk to Mr. Fisher about his concerns during the production of Justice League. The two had previously spoken when Mr. Hamada asked him to reprise his role as Cyborg in Warner Bros.’ upcoming Flash movie, together with other members of the Justice League.
In their July conversation, Mr. Fisher recounted disagreements he’d had with the film’s creative team regarding his portrayal of Cyborg, and complained that his suggested script revisions were not adopted. Mr. Hamada explained that creative differences are a normal part of the production process, and that a film’s writer/director ultimately has to be in charge of these matters.”
“Notably, Mr. Hamada also told Mr. Fisher that he would elevate his concerns to WarnerMedia so they could conduct an investigation. At no time did Mr. Hamada ever ‘throw anyone under the bus,’ as Mr. Fisher has falsely claimed, or render any judgments about the Justice League production, in which Mr. Hamada had no involvement, since filming occurred before Mr. Hamada was elevated to his current position.”
While Mr. Fisher never alleged any actionable misconduct against him, WarnerMedia nonetheless initiated an investigation into the concerns he’d raised about his character’s portrayal. Still not satisfied, Mr. Fisher insisted that WarnerMedia hire an independent third party investigator.”
“This investigator has attempted multiple times to meet with Mr. Fisher to discuss his concerns but, to date, Mr. Fisher has declined to speak to the investigator. Warner Bros. remains committed to accountability and to the well-being of every cast and crew member on each of its productions. It also remains committed to investigating any specific and credible allegation of misconduct, which thus far Mr. Fisher has failed to provide.”
MY LAST WORD: I was not on set, or involved in any way, so I don’t know what actually went down. But I’m tired of hearing about it. If there really is an investigation going on, then I hope the truth comes to light, one way or the other. Because right now it feels like I’m in the middle of a muddled mess, that’s none of my business.
(And after all this hullabaloo, my guess is that Cyborg is no longer in The Flash movie.)