Movies & TV / News

Ray Fisher Slams Warner Bros. Following New Superman Reveal, Studio Responds

February 28, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Ray Fisher Cyborg

Ray Fisher continued his feud with Warner Bros., slamming the studio after word of the new Superman film was announced. Fisher, who has been outspoken in calling out the studio for his allegations about Joss Whedon’s alleged conduct on the Justice League reshoots, posted to Twitter to accuse Warner Bros. of trying to smooth over criticisms of its handling of the investigation by announcing a new Superman movie written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and produced by J.J. Abrams.

Fisher wrote:

“Do ya’ll remember that time Walter Hamada and @wbpictures tried to destroy a Black man’s credibility, and publicly delegitimize a very serious investigation, with lies in the press? But hey, Black Superman…”

Ray Fisher has alleged that DC Films president Walter Hamada tried to sweep his concerns under the rug and tried to protect Geoff Johns, who Fisher claims threatened his career after he raised concerns about Whedon.

Meanwhile, WarnerMedia issued a statement, telling Deadline:

“Once again there are false statements being made about our executives and our company surrounding the recent Justice League investigation. As we have stated before, an extensive and thorough third-party investigation was conducted. Our executives, including Walter Hamada, fully cooperated, no evidence was found of any interference whatsoever, and Warner Bros. did not lie in the press. It’s time to stop saying otherwise and move forward productively.”

WarnerMedia’s statement was backed by former federal judge and now-investigator Katherine B. Forrest, who investigated the Justice League allegations. Forrest said:

“I am disappointed by continued public statements made suggesting that Walter Hamada in any way interfered with the Justice League investigation. He did not. I interviewed him extensively on more than one occasion and specifically interviewed him concerning his very limited interaction with Mr. Fisher. I found Mr. Hamada credible and forthcoming. I concluded that he did nothing that impeded or interfered with the investigation. To the contrary, the information that he provided was useful and advanced the investigation.”

Fisher responded to the statement, writing:

“As I’ve said from the start:

Walter Hamada ATTEMPTED to interfere with the JL investigation.

He was unsuccessful in doing so because I did not allow him to.

Having the investigator make a statement claiming there was no interference is purposely misleading and desperate.”