In March, the long-awaited Zack Snyder’s Justice League hit HBO Max. While the movie had finally accommodated the fans’ requests to see Zack Snyder’s original plans, it appears that the official release of the director’s cut for 2017’s Justice League hasn’t stopped the controversy between actor Ray Fisher and Warner Bros. A recent feature interview by THR has retraced all the phases that led to the escalation between the actor and the producers. Ultimately, the actor proved he had a point. His claim that Cyborg had a more prominent role than what fans saw in 2017 turned out to be true. At the same time, Warner Bros. led an investigation that ended up with the producers’ claim that those responsible for what went wrong on the Justice League set received some punishment.
And yet, Fisher returns to the attack one more time against Warner Bros. executives. In the past, the actor accused DC Films president Walter Hamada of interfering with the Justice League investigations. In the lengthier interview, he reveals more specific issues with both Joss Whedon and Geoff Johns. Among them, they wanted him to play the role of Cyborg “less like Frankenstein and more like the kindhearted Quasimodo.” They wanted him to smile more. And he was the only team member who was to have a catchphrase, which he found demeaning and stereotypical.
“I don’t believe some of these people are fit for positions of leadership,” the actor said. “I don’t want them excommunicated from Hollywood, but I don’t think they should be in charge of the hiring and firing of other people. If I can’t get accountability, at least I can make people aware of who they’re dealing with.”
The actor will have a part in the upcoming Women of the Movement drama series. After he opened about the issues on Justice League and the decline of his relationship with Warner Bros., he lost the opportunity to return as Victor Stone in the upcoming Flash standalone movie.
“When I first spoke up, I assumed there was no way these guys would allow me to do my job in peace,” he added. “I’m not so indebted to Hollywood that I haven’t been willing to put myself out there.”
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