It appears that the conflict between actor Ray Fisher and WB Studios isn’t ending anytime soon. Recently, Fisher posted on Twitter his view on that  DC Films chief Walter Hamada attempted to play filmmakers off of one another. This was done, according to Fisher, to assuage the actor’s problems with the representation of his Cyborg character.

Warner Bros. Press Release

This was responded to by Warner Bros. in their own press release:

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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.

Where Do We Go from Here

For now, it appears that both have drawn lines in the sand and remain stalemated. Let’s hope that cooler heads prevail and both sides sit down and discuss their situation. Hopefully it will result in a solution to make both parties satisfied. Time will tell. What do you think of this situation? Share your opinions with us here at Geek Vibes Nation.

Source: Variety

 

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