Actor Ray Fisher has confirmed that he has been removed from the upcoming solo ‘Flash’ film, in which he was supposed to appear in a supporting role as Cyborg. This comes after the actor's months-long battle with Warner Bros, over workplace harassment that he claims to have experienced on the sets of ‘Justice League’.
Fisher accused director Joss Whedon of creating a toxic working environment, and alleged that members of the WB top brass were aware of the situation, but did not take firm action.
In a lengthy Twitter statement, the actor said that he would not be reprising his role in future DC films, as long as studio chairman Walter Hamada and former producer Geoff Johns remain involved. "I maintain that Walter Hamada is unfit for a position of leadership — and I am willing, at any point, to submit to a polygraph test to support my claims against him," the actor wrote. "I don't know how many instance of workplace abuse Walter has attempted to cover in the past, but hopefully the Justice League investigation will be the last."
WB had previously said that an independent investigation into Fisher's allegations had been completed, and that 'remedial action' had been taken. No further details were provided.
Fisher will be seen in director Zack Snyder's ‘Justice League’ miniseries, due out on HBO Max soon. The Flash film is expected to kick off a multiverse aspect to the DC films.