The TheWrap, citing several insiders familiar with the situation from the inside, reports its version of the ongoing conflict between actor Ray Fisher and Warner Bros. In 2014, an unknown actor Fisher, who had previously only participated in school theater productions, signed a contract to play the episodic role of Victor Stone / Cyborg in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The contract included a requirement to play this role in other films as well. In particular, a solo film about Cyborg was planned, the production of which was scheduled for 2020 in 2014.
In early June of this year, Fischer received an offer to play Cyborg in a cameo in The Flash, starring Ezra Miller, and Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck both returning to play Batman, but playing different versions of the character. Fischer, contractually obliged to accept the offer, refrained from answering. And a few days later, on June 29, he launched his first attack on the studio, claiming that he was retracing his comment at Comic-Con 2017 when he called Joss Whedon a “good guy”.
I’d like to take a moment to forcefully retract every bit of this statement: pic.twitter.com/1ECwwu6TG1
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) June 29, 2020
This was followed by well-known events, as a result of which the studio hired an independent investigator to check Fischer’s statements, and Fisher refused to testify and accused the studio of trying to hush up the case.
TheWrap does not draw conclusions about the reasons for this behavior of Fischer after the received proposal but suggests that now the solo film about Cyborg has been postponed indefinitely. The Flash is slated to begin filming in March 2021. With or without Fischer.