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WB releases statement refuting Ray Fisher’s latest JUSTICE LEAGUE allegations

Warner releases a statement in response to Fisher’s claims that studio head Walter Hamada appealed for him to retract claims against Geoff Johns.



Ray Fisher in Justice League

The ongoing war of words between Warner Bros. and Justice League actor Ray Fisher turned up the heat last night. Late Friday night Fisher put out a new tweet which suggested DC Films boss Walter Hamada was attempting to influence just who Fisher’s allegations are against.

“After speaking out about Justice League,” said Fisher. “I received a phone call from the President of DC Films wherein he attempted to throw Joss Whedon and Jon Berg under the bus in hopes that I would relent on Geoff Johns,” Fisher said. “I will not.”

That tweet made it seem as though Hamada, who was not part of the studio during production on Justice League, was look to protect an asset in Geoff Johns. Johns is still heavily involved with the Wonder Woman franchise as well as executing producing a number of DC’s TV properties.

But then WB came out swinging with their own statement. In WB’s words Fisher has been refusing to cooperate with an investigation they started based on his public accusations.

Here’s the WB statement in full:

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.

HBO Max recently released the first trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut at the DC FanDome event. Watch the trailer in the player below:

Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman and Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. Joining them are Jason Mamoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, and Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash.

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