Ray Fisher will no longer make his cameo as Cyborg in The Flash (Picture: Getty, Warner Bros.)
Ray Fisher has confirmed that he will no longer be appearing in DC Comics’ The Flash after reportedly being ‘removed’ from the project by Warner Bros.
The Justice League actor was expected to make a cameo as Cyborg in the upcoming superhero flick but now claims to have been told by the studio that he will no longer be a part of the ensemble.
In a lengthy statement shared on Twitter, Fisher said: ‘I have received official confirmation that Warner Bros. Pictures has decided to remove me from the cast of The Flash.
‘I strongly disagree with their decision, but it is one that is unsurprising.’
He added: ‘Despite the misconception, Cyborg’s involvement in The Flash was much larger than a cameo – and while I do mourn the lost opportunity to bring Victor Stone back to the screen, bringing awareness to the actions of Walter Hamada [DC Films president] will prove to be a much more important contribution to the world.’
Hamada is yet to respond to the actor’s latest statement.
In the letter, Fisher said his aims were ‘to try to protect those that were brave enough to lend their voice to the Justice League investigation’ and also to ‘use what little power I possess to ensure that the workplace behaviour exhibited during the Justice League reshoots (and its investigation) never happens again’.
Fisher has been feuding with Warner Bros. since last summer (Picture: WireImage)
Fisher has been embroiled in a bitter dispute with Warner Bros. and DC Films since last summer when he accused Justice League director Joss Whedon of ‘abusive’ and ‘unprofessional’ behaviour on-set.
WarnerMedia then launched an investigation into the claims and released a statement saying Fisher refused to provide specific evidence to back up his accusations.
They said: ‘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.
Fisher first accused Whedon of misconduct on-set of Justice League (Picture: Getty Images)
‘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.’
The statement continued: ‘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.
‘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.’
In October, Whedon was forced to deny altering an actor’s skin colour while working on Justice League following claims made by Fisher.
The Flash, starring Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton and Billy Crudup, is set for release in November 2022.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Warner Bros. for comment.