Justice League actor Ray Fisher has found himself in the headlines this month after slamming Joss Whedon for his “gross, abusive, and unprofessional” attitude after taking over directing duties from Zack Snyder on the troubled 2017 DC blockbuster.
Earlier this week, Fisher felt it necessary to speak out in support of fellow Cyborg actor and Doom Patrol star Joivan Wade, who it seems has been coming in for some criticism from certain DC fans after posting a tweet of himself in costume complete with the caption “Boo-Yaah” – Cyborg’s catchphrase, and a line that Justice League producer Jon Berg claims Fisher was upset about being asked to say in the movie.
Keep doin’ your thing, @JoivanWade!
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) July 9, 2020
Confirming that there’s certainly no animosity between the two actors, Joivan Wade spoke to Flickering Myth’s EJ Moreno yesterday, during which he was full of praise for his “cybernetic brother from another mother… box”:
“I haven’t actually had the fortune of meeting Ray yet in person. But we have spoken online some, even recently. On Twitter, just the other day, there was a whole thing about the Justice League, and I tweeted a picture of “Booyah,” in light of everything that’s happened with the Snyder Cut and with Ray at the moment.
“That had blew up a lot of fans and a lot of conversations, where Ray had to come out and say he was there for his fellow Cyborg. So yeah, we’ve had conversations online and shown support for another. It’s a privilege that there is two of us; he’s doing great work in the DCEU, while I’m here with Doom Patrol. So yeah, it’s an honor to be able to have two actors at the same time playing this character. And we’ve both been so accepted by the fans and given love.
“It’s also testament to how different those interpretations of the characters are, and there’s room for both. People are enjoying both, and they’re seeing elements in Doom Patrol that they didn’t get to see in Justice League. Yeah, it’s great. Ray is great; he’s a great guy and nothing but love for him. He paved the way for the live-action Vic Stone.”
Be sure to check back tomorrow for our full interview with Joivan Wade about Doom Patrol season two, which is currently streaming now on HBO Max and DC Universe and will premiere in the UK on Starzplay on July 16th.