Ray Fisher Says Black Superman Film Is WB’s Way Of Covering Up Their Misdeeds

Excited about the prospect of a Black Superman movie written by Ta-Nehisi Coates? Great. A lot of people are anxious to see this new direction for the Man of Steel. On the other hand, Ray Fisher would rather drop his pants all over it, by roping the film into his continued beef with Warner Media and DC Films chief, Walter Hamada.

Yesterday, Fisher launched another attack against Hamada via Twitter, claiming the exec attempted to deligitimize the investigation into misconduct by Justice League director Joss Whedon, only to then try and cover it all up by giving fans a Black Superman.

WarnerMedia didn’t let Fisher’s comments sit out there for long. They issued their own statement disputing his accusations…

“Once again there are false statements being made about our executives and our company surrounding the recent Justice League investigation. As we have stated before, an extensive and thorough third-party investigation was conducted. Our executives, including Walter Hamada, fully cooperated, no evidence was found of any interference whatsoever, and Warner Bros. did not lie in the press. It’s time to stop saying otherwise and move forward productively. “

Furthermore, the statement by WarnerMedia was backed by the Katherine B. Forrest, who led the investigation into Fisher’s allegations against Whedon…

“I am disappointed by continued public statements made suggesting that Walter Hamada in any way interfered with the Justice League investigation. He did not. I interviewed him extensively on more than one occasion and specifically interviewed him concerning his very limited interaction with Mr. Fisher. I found Mr. Hamada credible and forthcoming. I concluded that he did nothing that impeded or interfered with the investigation. To the contrary, the information that he provided was useful and advanced the investigation.”

The back-and-forth continued as Fisher took one last shot…

And so on and so on. At this point, I don’t think this ends until WarnerMedia and Warner Bros. stop responding to Fisher. It’s clear at this point, based on troubling accounts by Charisma Carpenter and others who back up her claims of mistreatment by Whedon, that his career is toast for the most part. It’s my opinion that Fisher isn’t helping matters by trashing good things that WarnerMedia does, and I would including the hiring of Coates in that. What does it serve?

Fisher will be seen next, and likely for the final time, as Cyborg in Zack Snyder’s Justice League on March 18th. He had been set to reprise the role in The Flash, but as consequence of his repeated attacks against the studio, he was cut from the film.

 

 

 

 

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.