Ray Fisher has responded to news of a new Superman project with another allegation against WarnerMedia, who has responded in kind.
With news breaking over the weekend that Warner Bros is potentially looking to recast Superman with a black actor, following the appointment of Ta-Nehisi Coates as writer of the planned project, the internet was abuzz with possible rumours and ideas as to where the franchise may go next.
One onlooker who remains nonplussed however is Ray Fisher, whose social media presence remains a continual thorn in the side of Warner Media as it seeks to contain the continuing fallout from Fisher’s allegations of ‘gross and abusive’ practices on the set of 2017’s Justice League. That, and his claims that Walter Hamada, President of DC Films, purposefully obstructed the official investigation into the matter.
Do ya’ll remember that time Walter Hamada and @wbpictures tried to destroy a Black man’s credibility, and publicly delegitimize a very serious investigation, with lies in the press?
But hey, Black Superman…
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) February 27, 2021
Fisher’s stance on a potential black Superman merely serves as a reminder of his stance that progressive appointments mean nothing if those people aren’t treated well on set. However, WarnerMedia has responded robustly to Fisher’s latest salvo, with the investigator and former federal judge Katherine B Forrest – who conducted the investigation into Fisher’s allegations – making this public statement:
“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.”
WarnerMedia echoed the sentiments of Forrest, releasing its own statement once more publicly supporting Hamada:
“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.”
As has been the case thus far, Fisher refused to allow the statements contradict his claims, arguing back that whilst Hamada hadn’t actually interfered, that hadn’t stopped him from trying, stating:
“As I’ve said from the start: Walter Hamada ATTEMPTED to interfere with the JL investigation. He was unsuccessful in doing so because I did not allow him to.” Fisher went on to declare, “Having the investigator make a statement claiming there was no interference is purposely misleading and desperate.”
With neither side seeming open to concessions, this story looks set to continue. We’ll bring you more updates as we hear them.
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