Add one more superhero to this DC Comics team-up movie. Variety is reporting that theater actor Ray Fisher has been cast as Cyborg in the Man of Steel sequel, tentatively titled Batman vs. Superman. It hasn’t been clarified whether Fisher will in fact play the robotic superhero or just his civilian identity Victor Stone. The article source states that while Cyborg won’t have a major part in the film, he will have “a much more significant role as Warner and D.C. develop more films related to the Justice League universe.”
While Cyborg has existed since 1980 and was a well-known member of the Teen Titans, he’s risen to prominence since 2011’s New 52 comic relaunch. In the revised DC continuity, he’s a founding member of the Justice League. S.T.A.R. Labs, the research facility where he gained his cybernetic implants, made several cameos in Man of Steel. Henry Cavill recently expressed how well the character could fit into the film.
I think he would create an incredible bridge between superheroes and humanity
Cyborg joins Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman, although characters like Flash, Aquaman and Green Lantern have been rumored as well. This casting lends credit to the idea that many fans have this this film is a “Justice League-lite” story. Obviously the writers are setting him up to be one of the main Justice League members, which likely means he’ll be taking Martian Manhunter’s spot. Damn, I was hoping to see DC’s martian mascot get some time on the big screen.
However, with three of the most famous superheroes in the world already leading this film, hopefully we’ll only see Victor Stone. During the film’s climax, a.k.a. Batman and Superman handing a beatdown to Eisenb…I mean, Luthor, Stone will somehow be injured during the ensuing chaos. This will lead to his father saving his life at S.T.A.R. Labs and becoming a superhero in Justice League. Hey, at least with him around, they’ll never need to call a computer repair guy.