The next piece of the Batman vs. Superman puzzle has been put into place today as Variety is reporting that theater actor Ray Fisher will play Cyborg in the film. Though he won’t have a terribly large role in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, the report does mention that he will have a bigger part in future DC Universe projects.
For those unfamiliar with the character, he’s most commonly known as a member of the Team Titans, but was also part of the Justice League. His real name is Victor Stone and thanks to a science experiment gone wrong, he was mutilated by a creature from another dimension. To heal him, his scientist parents cover his body in experimental prosthetics. Or at least, that’s what I gathered from reading his Wikipedia page. I’m actually not too familiar with the superhero myself.
Cyborg has been rumored to be a part of Batman vs. Superman for a while now, with Henry Cavill even saying a few months back that he’d love to see the character show up. In fact, keen viewers might have noticed that S.T.A.R. Labs, which Cyborg’s parents worked for, was teased in Man of Steel. So really, this isn’t much of a surprise.
As for Ray Fisher, he might not be a recognizable name, but those who visit Broadway often might know him for his role as Muhammad Ali in Fetch Clay, Make Man. Also, he did have a brush with Star Wars: Episode VII as at one point, he was testing for a part. Other than that though, he’s mostly an unknown. Though after his role as Cyborg, that will surely change.
Speaking of Cyborg, I don’t know about you, but Batman vs. Superman is starting to sound a lot more like a Justice League film to me than it does a straight up Man of Steel sequel. I mean, with Batman, Wonder Woman and now Cyborg all in the mix, I can’t see how this is really a proper sequel to Superman’s story from last summer’s reboot. Though I don’t think it’s smart, it seems like Warner Bros. and DC are really using this film as a jumping off point for the Justice League movie. Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear that Green Lantern will be showing up as well. Of course, I could be wrong, and this might still be the Man of Steel’s story. The way it’s looking now though, I think the greater focus will be on introducing these new heroes in order to get us ready for Justice League.
Batman vs. Superman will hit theatres on May 6th, 2016. Tell us, are you excited to hear that Cyborg will be showing up?