We brought you the news yesterday that Justice League member Cyborg would be appearing in Batman vs. Superman. Today we have learned that Actor Ray Fisher has most likely been cast to play the role. For more on this check out the article below and share your thoughts after the JUMP!
The 2016 “Man of Steel” sequel still doesn’t have a title, but it looks to have added another superhero: Variety reported Thursday that relative unknown Ray Fisher will play Cyborg in the film, joining a movie that already includes Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. According to Variety, Warner Bros. provided no comment on the report.
Variety states that Cyborg — civilian alias Victor Stone — doesn’t have a major role in the Batman/Superman movie, but is planned to have a “much more significant” part to play in future DC Comics-based films “related to the Justice League universe.” As one of mainstream comics’ most prominent African-American superheroes, Cyborg adds diversity to DC’s on-screen roster.
A creation of comic book legends Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, Cyborg debuted in 1980’s “DC Comics Presents” #26 and was a major part of the duo’s storied “New Teen Titans” run. Cyborg has been a part of the “Justice League” cast since the start of the New 52 era of DC Comics in September 2011, and has appeared in Warner Animation’s direct-to-home release features “Justice League: Doom,” “Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox” and “Justice League: War.”
Fisher is known for his work in theater, having played Muhammad Ali on Broadway last year in “Fetch Clay, Make Man.” Previously, he was reported to be in contention for a lead role in “Star Wars: Episode VII.” He joins a cast headed by Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck in his inaugural performance as Batman, plus Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman (the character’s live-action feature debut), Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons as Alfred.
Directed by Zack Snyder, the “Man of Steel” sequel is scheduled for release on May 6, 2016 — the same date as Marvel Studios’ third “Captain America” film.