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Ray Fisher Denies Voluntarily Exiting The Flash, Claims Geoff Johns Will Exit WarnerMedia

January 10, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Ray Fisher has taken issue with a report stating that he voluntarily walked away from reprising Cyborg in The Flash. As you may know, Fisher has been at odds with WarnerMedia for the last several months over allegations that Joss Whedon was abusive on the set of Justice League, which he claimed in July. Warner Bros. investigated the matter and in November said it had taken “remedial action” and considered the matter closed.

However, the actor has said he refuses to work with DC Films head Walter Hamada, alleging that he was a “dangerous enabler” of Geoff Johns who was in charge of the company during Justice League production. That led to Cyborg reportedly being written out of The Flash with no plans to recast the role.

However Fisher took to social media on Thursday to dispute a statement from The Wrap’s report stating that he had stepped down from the role. Posting to Twitter, Fisher alleged that Cyborg’s removal from the film was being done to avoid backlash and that WarnerMedia will be parting ways with Johns as it reportedly did with Joss Whedon, who recently exited his role in charge of HBO’s upcoming series The Nevers.

Fisher wrote:

“I strongly suggest that @TheWrap amend this article immediately.

While I appreciate the reporter’s undying desire to do @wbpictures and Walter Hamada’s bidding—it is factually inaccurate.

I did not publicly step down from anything.

If @wbpictures has made the decision to remove me from The Flash, rather than address, in any way, Walter Hamada tampering with the JL investigation—that’s on them.

The idea of removing the role, rather than recasting it, is only being used to try to avoid public backlash.

The @wbpictures pr team has struggled to regain control of the narrative ever since they failed to bury me and the JL investigation with their September 4th hit piece—which, unsurprisingly, was written by the same reporter.

(More on WB pr and Johanna Fuentes later…)

The fact is: the Justice League investigation led to @WarnerMedia (and it’s affiliates) parting ways with Joss Whedon.

Geoff Johns will be following suit.

Had Walter Hamada gotten his way, NONE of that would have been possible, and the cycle of abuse would’ve continued.

My team and I are still in deep conversation with @WarnerMedia regarding all these matters and—Flash or no Flash—we fully intend to see this through.

I’ll keep you all posted, but in the meantime—thank you for your continued support.”

While a report from Variety notes that Johns is still working with WarnerMedia as creator and showrunner on Stargirl as well as executive producing several shows, Fisher has taken to Twitter once more to stand by his wording:

“Sir, you understand full well the difference between “WILL BE following suit” and HAS followed suit.

While I found the recent Leonard Roberts piece you helped create to be insightful and important—this purposely misleading @Variety headline and article is everything but…