Ray Fisher’s Cyborg Written Out of ‘The Flash’
Borg Life no more. Cyborg has gone offline.
The news arrives after an increasingly tense tug-of-war between Fisher and Warner Bros. that kickstarted an investigation into Joss Whedon, Geoff Johns, and Jon Berg’s behavior during the reshoots of Justice League. Furthermore, Fisher recently set his sights on Hamada, the head of DC Films, which further diminished his chances of ever returning to the Cyborg role:
Walter Hamada is the most dangerous kind of enabler.
His lies, and WB PR’s failed Sept 4th hit-piece, sought to undermine the very real issues of the Justice League investigation.
I will not participate in any production associated with him.
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) December 30, 2020
The actor publicly stated via Twitter he did not want a part in The Flash after being offered just a cameo. Of course, that was only one of the many reasons why he rejected the offer. As a result, Cyborg has been written out of the current iteration of The Flash and will not be recast, as he was not essential to the film’s plot.
Warner Bros. claimed Fisher refused to speak to the investigator despite multiple attempts to reach him during the aforementioned investigation, which was launched back in August. In a statement released on December 11, the company said the investigation had concluded and that “remedial action” was taken, whatever that means.
Fisher’s appearance in Justice League (2017), which will be greatly expanded in Zack Snyder’s cut of the film, is his only film role to date. He has been inactive since landing a secondary but recurring role in the third season of HBO’s True Detective. His future in the industry seems clouded at best.
As for The Flash, the film is aiming to bring the Multiverse into the DCEU, which will open up almost endless storytelling possibilities for the upcoming slate of DC Films. Ben Affleck is (surprisingly) on board to return as Bruce Wayne in a small role, and Michael Keaton will suit up as Batman once more in order to mentor Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen. Rumors say Keaton’s Caped Crusader will be a big part of the DCEU moving forward, but we will have to wait and see if everything pans out.
Francisco J. Ruiz is that guy who has watched Jurassic Park a thousand times and loves Star Wars. His hunger for movies is only matched by his love for video games. He graduated in English Studies from the University of Malaga, in Spain. As he continues to write about what he enjoys (and doesn’t), he’s studying for a master’s degree and working on becoming a teacher.