The exclusion of Ray Fisher‘s Cyborg during the initial launch of WBD’s Max streaming service was met with extreme backlash from the Snyderverse fans. The newly launched OTT (sans the HBO title) will include content from Discovery+ as well as Warner Bros. film being the house for DC Universe & many more. However, instead of keeping the focus on the Max service’s ad-free and premium plans, excluding the character that was the heart of Zack Snyder’s Justice League has the Rebel Moon actor & boycott WBD keyword trending on social media.
From characters in the Justice League Unlimited to DCTV’s Titans series – DC Comics-based icons from all live-action and animated adaptations were available as profile avatars on Max service. But to Snyder fans’ surprise – Ray Fisher’s Cyborg was nowhere to be seen. The omission of Fisher while HBO Max’s Titans character Victor Stone remained was seen by many as a response to WB’s fractured relationship with the actor.
Even prior to the ongoing reboot of DC Extended Universe – Ray Fisher was vocal about his decision to not reprise as Victor Stone unless Warner Bros. offered an apology for the mistreatment he received on the Justice League reshoots set under Joss Whedon. The ZSJL star also accused the then President of Warner Bros. Pictures Walter Hamada for their handling of the investigation.
Since then, Ray has butted heads with the current DC Studios head James Gunn as well. So many fans on social media have presumed the missing roaster profile for Ray Fisher’s Cyborg is a result of the timeline of controversy that began post the release of Justice League.
Ray Fisher’s Cyborg fans react to WBD’s Max updating profile avatar following criticism
Several Ray Fisher stans even pointed out the inclusion of The Flash movie star Ezra Miller in the Max roaster although they faced a barrage of controversial allegations against them. WBD’s MAX, for its part, has now included Cyborg under Justice League’s profile avatar, possibly due to the criticism that followed, as Streamr Entertainment also notes. Though a few insisted it could have also been a technical glitch since it’s a newly launched app. Readers can check it out below.
— Block A 🟣🟢 (@VillainousComix) May 23, 2023
Nothing has changed with this studio. Leaving Ray Fisher out of the JL lineup is a disgrace. https://t.co/MoYrHH5l4C
— Leonidas (@Signs2323) May 23, 2023
Following criticism for not including Ray Fisher’s Cyborg as a profile avatar on Max, the character has now been added. pic.twitter.com/oGkk7sSGDk
— Streamr Entertainment (@StreamrEnt) May 24, 2023
This was a disgusting move on @wbd's part. Apparently Ray Fisher's Cyborg is back up now; undoubtedly because WBD was called out on their racism. WE TREND #IStandWithRayFisher ON JUNE 16TH, THE FLASH RELEASE DATE. SHOW WBD WE DON'T ACCEPT RACISM. https://t.co/woepbz7RgM
— Sarah (@sarebstare) May 24, 2023
The removal of Ray Fisher's cyborg and it return to the avatar section tells you these guys are still petty. they knew what they were doing by removing him. pic.twitter.com/q4rOIxV2l8
— Noble Lord: The Dark Day Cometh 🌌 (@noble_tribe) May 24, 2023
Ezra survived all that PR nightmare only for Ray Fisher to get erased because he spoke about workplace abuse 😬😬😬 https://t.co/Boh3sTeujv
— Unbiased Snyder Fan (@snyder_all) May 23, 2023
Putting Ezra Miller but not Ray Fisher’s Cyborg is all you need to know about the new regime. It’s not different at all. https://t.co/NgFWTkAwQD
— Walt (@Uber_Kryptonian) May 23, 2023
I genuinely think it's kinda nuts how they have Ezra Miller on there but not Ray Fisher lmfao https://t.co/D9rwVVIWmP
— Blu 蓝兵 (@bluboy43) May 23, 2023
— Ryan 'All Day News' Anderson (@Ryans_Ramblings) May 23, 2023
No Ray Fisher's Cyborg? What they are trying to put under the rug the heart of the Leaghue? Oh, we know why. https://t.co/66FQRH69ue
— DCU Movie Page #RestoreTheSnyderverse (@dcumoviepage) May 23, 2023
— Rorschad (@RonaldC0525) May 23, 2023
— Cape Of Infinity (@infinity_c_1) May 23, 2023
So Ezra gets a pass but Ray Fisher doesn’t? https://t.co/blTLVd6yxP
— 𝐆𝐎𝐃𝐃𝐄𝐒𝐒 𝐎𝐅 𝐖𝐀𝐑 (@GoddessOfWvr) May 23, 2023
WBD’s Max service app is available in the US with a three-tier plan ranging from Max ad-lite, Max ad-free and Max Ultimate ad-free.
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