The Flash: Ray Fisher Reportedly No Longer Set to Return as Cyborg
Last September, reports had circulated that Justice League star Ray Fisher was in talks to reprise Cyborg for a cameo role in Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming solo The Flash film. However, it seems like negotiations have already been put off with film writer Mark Hughes taking to Twitter to reveal that he has confirmed with the studio that Cyborg is no longer expected to appear in the highly-anticipated Ezra Miller-led Flash film. He also added that the rumors of the hero getting recast are reportedly false.
This news actually echoes Fisher’s recent statement against Warner Bros. following Walter Hamada’s recently extended two-year position as the president of DC Films, where the 33-year-old actor firmly stated that he refuses to participate in any future DC films production involving Hamada.
Warner Bros. first revealed that their Flash film would be inspired by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert’s Flashpoint comic as early as 2017. The studio even went so far as to change the movie’s title to Flashpoint. But following last month’s announcement of the film’s 2022 release date, it doesn’t sound like this is still the case.
It’s probably for the best that the filmmakers are going to make changes to Johns and Kubert’s original Flashpoint arc. After all, the story has already been brought to life in animated form and in the Arrowverse. In 2013, Warner Home Video released Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. A few years later, The CW’s The Flash aired its own version of the story during the show’s third season. With this, it makes sense that Warner Bros.’ film division would want to make something that stands out from prior adaptations. Plus, the timeline tampering could also be used a means of fixing continuity issues within the DCEU.
Set to be directed by IT‘s Andy Muschietti, the latest screenplay is being written by Christina Hodson which will still cover the famous Flashpoint storyline. It has been confirmed that Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck will be reprising their respective versions of Bruce Wayne/Batman for the film.
The Ezra Miller-led Flash movie is now scheduled to be released on November 4, 2022. Miller first portrayed the scarlet speedster in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.