Another important character has been added to the cast of the upcoming Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Actor Ray Fisher will be playing ‘Cyborg‘ in the film. For more on this, check out the news below and share your thoughts after the JUMP!
Most of the focus on the upcoming ‘Justice League‘ movie has been on Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash and Aquaman. Primarily because those are the most well-known characters and we know the actors playing them (Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller and Jason Momoa, respectively.) But, there’s one additional member of the Justice League that will be joining the team and has already filming his ‘Batman vs. Superman‘ appearance: Cyborg.
The role of the young half-man, half-machine superhero (and longtime member of the teen Titans) belongs to newcomer Ray Fisher, who is jumping straight into the superhero blockbuster realm from the New Jersey stage, where he got his star performing Shakespeare and playing Muhammad Ali in the off-Broadway show ‘Fetch Clay.’ And while most people still haven’t seen this guy act yet, he’s confirmed to EW that he’s wrapped on ‘Batman vs. Superman’ and is ready to dive into both ‘Justice League’ movies before taking on his own solo adventure in 2020.
However, Fisher is as in the dark as the rest of us. He didn’t know the details of the Warner Bros. superhero schedule (or that he would be getting his own movie) until they called him up the morning it was announced:
I didn’t know the extent to which DC and WB had planned on taking my character. When I signed on, I just wanted to be part of this world. But that specific information, I found out then and there. I didn’t think I’d be getting my own stand-alone film.
Fisher finished filming his ‘Batman vs. Superman’ scenes in July (it’s expected to be little more than a cameo), but he confirmed that yes, he’s already met the bulk of the ‘Justice League’ actors. It sounds like one heck of a way to make your grand entrance in Hollywood:
I met everyone in the Justice League except Henry Cavill and Ezra Miller. It was surreal. You get this idea of going to work on a Hollywood set as being really stressful and nerve-wracking. But it blew that stereotype away. If they did have stressful times, it wasn’t while I was there.
For more details, including how Fisher was also considered for a role in ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ make sure you check out the full article. We’ll get our first glimpse of Fisher on March 25, 2016, when ‘Batman vs. Superman’ his theaters, but we’ll probably have to wait until ‘Justice League’ arrives on November 17, 2017 to actually see his Cyborg in action.