Ray Fisher’s one-person war against Warner Bros. and the studio’s treatment of the “Justice League” drama doesn’t take holidays. As people around the world finish up their Christmas celebrations and prepare for a brand-new year, the “Justice League” actor is fighting the good fight, and has now called out the head of all DC Films at Warner Bros, Walter Hamada, and vowed to never work on a film with him attached.
While targeting Hamada doesn’t have the same social media impact as his comments against Joss Whedon (who Fisher claims perpetrated abuse while directing the “Justice League” reshoots), when the Cyborg actor aims at the head of a studio, you better believe this is the type of tweet that is going to have major effects on his career. And that alone makes Fisher’s words that much more impactful, knowing the fallout he’s going to feel after tweeting them.
In his latest tweet, Fisher targeted about Hamada following the recent New York Times profile about the executive. “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.”
Well, damn. Strong words from Fisher, to say the least. Any actor that doesn’t mince words when talking about the head of a film studio is both brave and also, well, confident in their place in Hollywood. But one has to wonder if Fisher is in the position to talk trash about Hamada, who can really affect the actor’s future film prospects. Basically, that’s the type of comment that would make Robert Downey, Jr. think twice, and he’s freaking Iron Man.
Of course, we’re not talking about simple disagreements between employee and employer. This is much more personal and emotional for Fisher. As he ends every tweet about the subject, the actor includes “A>E,” which means “Accountability is greater than entertainment.” That is to say, Fisher is calling out Hamada, as well as folks like Joss Whedon, Geoff Johns, and Jon Berg, because of a higher calling that is worth more than glitzy film roles, at least in the eyes of the Cyborg actor. So, simply saying that the actor is hurting his career prospects in all of Hollywood (nevermind the mooted “Cyborg” spinoff film or any “Flash” appearance) by tweeting things like this doesn’t do justice to what Fisher feels he must do.
Needless to say, it doesn’t seem like Hamada is going anywhere at DC and WB right now. Outside of Zack Snyder’s upcoming “Justice League” Director’s Cut, it probably wouldn’t surprise if Ray Fisher doesn’t end up in any future DC superhero films in the future, but who knows, and good on him for the courage of his convictions.