'Batman vs. Superman' Adds Yet Another Hero: Ray Fisher as Cyborg
If having Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in the same Man of Steel sequel just wasn't enough, the film that has been frequently referred to as Batman vs. Superman has just gotten another staple superhero added into the mix. Variety has word that after testing actors over the past two weeks, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have cast stage actor Ray Fisher in the role of Victor Stone, aka Cyborg, a robotic member of Justice League in the comic books. However, it doesn't sound like the role will be all that significant in the sequel, and will lead into a bigger part as the studio builds their own comic book universe.
This is one of those roles and character appearances that we wish would have stayed secret until the film hit theaters, because keen comic book fans would have clearly known who Victor Stone is, even if he's not actually Cyborg in the film at this point. In fact, David S. Goyer pointed out, shortly after Man of Steel hit theaters, that S.T.A.R. Labs was mentioned in the film, and a special feature has Henry Cavill talking about the potential for that to be integral to the future of the franchise.
For those who don't know, Cyborg a cybernetically enhanced human who was a member of the Teen Titans for a long time, but in more recent comic book series he has become a founding member of the Justice League. We're not familiar with Fisher's work (though he also tested for Star Wars: Episode VII), so we don't know what to expect, but it's just one more interesting detail in this developing comic book sequel. Maybe Martian Manhunter will be hinted as well? The Flash has already been tipped to make an appearance in some form too. We just hope this is all done carefully and with some respect for the source material without sacrificing substance for a gimmick. Stay tuned for any more updates. Thoughts on Cyborg?