“What About Me?” The Forgotten Character of BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is full of DC’s heavy hitters. The stars of the movie, Batman & Superman, are expected to throw down at some point in the film, given the title of the movie. Also expected to get in on the action is Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious), and lurking in the oceans of this new cinematic world is Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa (rumored). On the villain side, we have a young business mogul Lex Luthor, played by Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network). But one character who has been left out of the limelight since it was announced he would be appearing in Batman V Superman back in April 2014 is Victor Stone, a.k.a. Cyborg!


Played by stage actor Ray Fisher, who only has two film credits to his name (Batman V Superman and a short titled The Good, The Bad, and The Confused), Cyborg is a popular DC character many fans know as being a part of Cartoon Network’s Teen Titans alongside with Robin, Raven, Starfire, and Beast Boy. In the comics, Cyborg has recently been made a founding member of the newly rebooted Justice League continuity. Cyborg has had his time to shine on the small screen and video games. On the popular WB show Smallville, Cyborg appeared, played by the late Lee Thompson Young (RIP), where he is involved in a deadly car accident, survives, and is rebuilt by Cyntechnics, with most of his enhancements hidden under his skin like Deathlok from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


In an animated feature Justice League: Doom, Cyborg helped the Justice League overcome Batman’s secret protocols that were being used by Vandal Savage to take out the heroes once and for all. In Netherrealm Studios’ Injustice: Gods Among Us, which saw Superman take in the role of “Super” Villain as an alternate reality Batman seeks the help from The Justice League of another dimension, Cyborg helped both universes work together to stop the tyrannical Man of Steel from enslaving alternative Earth. The game was awesome, story was cool and pretty sad, and Cyborg seemed to once again get the heroes out of trouble and help solve the problem they were facing, which he had been doing lately across all mediums.


Given that Cyborg is being played by an “unknown,” his role may not be as big in this movie as it will be in future installments, especially given Cyborg’s new role as a founding member of the Justice League in the comics. We can expect to see Victor Stone becoming Cyborg sometime in the movie, maybe with help from LexCorp. We could also expect Batman to place similar protocols on the stronger Justice Leaguers sometime in the movie to ensure they can be brought down if they would ever decide to turn to the “dark side.” Cyborg may not have as prominent a role on Batman V Superman as Wonder Woman, Superman or Batman, but don’t write him off yet! Cyborg will be one of the characters you’ll want to watch for. I expect big things to come from him.