Justice League actor Ray Fisher celebrates the official departure of former DC Films president Walter Hamada from Warner Bros. Discovery.
Justice League actor Ray Fisher celebrates the departure of DC Films president Walter Hamada from Warner Bros. Discovery.
“Walter Hamada tried to protect his toxic and discriminatory colleagues,” Fisher wrote on Twitter. “He failed. He tried to bury me (and the Justice League investigation) with lies in the trades. He failed. He is a product of old Hollywood cronyism. May we never experience his like again. Onward!”
Hamada exited Warner Bros. Discovery following the theatrical launch of Black Adam on Oct. 21. The government virtually left Warner Bros. Discovery totally in August following the sudden cancellation of Batgirl, which starred Leslie Grace within the title function. However, it was reported that the DC Films president agreed to remain in his present place till Black Adam‘s launch. “He’s pausing,” one supply stated on the time. “The decision has not been made to make this adversarial, yet.” Hamada has not commented publically on the matter.
Walter Hamada Exits DC Films
In June, Fisher additionally celebrated the departure of Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group Chairman Toby Emmerich, who formally stepped down from the function over the summer season. “May we never see the likes of Toby Emmerich again,” Fisher tweeted. “Better days are surely ahead.”
Fisher portrayed Victor Stone/Cyborg in 2017’s Justice League. His ongoing dispute with Warner Bros. was made public in 2020 following allegations of misconduct and abuse from Justice League director Joss Whedon. Fisher’s claims additionally alleged that Whedon’s habits in the direction of the forged and crew was enabled by Emmerich, Hamada and different executives at WarnerMedia. Since coming ahead, Fisher has been vocal about his experiences whereas working with the corporate.
“Toby Emmerich and Walter Hamada must really be scared of this [Warner Bros. and Discovery] merger…,” Fisher acknowledged in June. The two corporations formally merged in April 2022. “These public credit grabs and puff pieces about why they shouldn’t be fired are laughable. If Toby wants to talk about directors, he should talk about his hiring and protecting of Joss Whedon.”
Fisher has additionally alleged that Hamada actively discouraged a third-party investigation of abuse on Whedon’s Justice League set, calling the DC Films President “the most dangerous kind of enabler.” WarnerMedia launched an announcement in Jan. 2021 defending Hamada and disputing Fisher’s claims. Whedon additionally denied abuse allegations in opposition to him, although his habits has been criticized by forged and crew throughout multiple manufacturing, together with Justice League, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly.