A new name has joined the steadily growing cast of Zack Snyder’s still untitled Batman Vs. Superman film. Variety is reporting that Ray Fisher, a theatre actor, is to play Cyborg in the Warner Bros. and DC film.
The news of the casting and, more specifically, the character, helps solidify the Justice League universe that is clearly beginning to unfold. Fisher’s Cyborg joins Ben Affleck’s Batman, Henry Cavill’s Superman and Gal Gadot’s Wonder-Woman, all character’s from DC’s Justice League. Variety reports that Cyborg won’t be a major character in Snyder’s follow-up to Man of Steel, but states that “the role will become much more significant as Warner and DC develop more films related to the Justice League universe.”
Cyborg, aka Victor Stone, is the son of Silas and Elinore Stone, a pair of scientists who work at S.T.A.R. Labs. He is used as a test subject for various intelligence enhancement projects, until one day a monster crosses through a portal and kills his mother. The monster mutilates Victor, forcing Silas to replace his body and part of his face with sheer metallic limbs and implants. In Man of Steel Richard Schiff’s Dr. Emil Hamilton is briefly identified as an employee of S.T.A.R. Labs.
This is fast becoming DC’s biggest cinematic outing to date. It probably won’t be an all-out Justice League picture to rival Marvel’s The Avengers, but it certainly looks as though they’re laying down the groundwork nicely.
Zack Snyder’s Batman Vs. Superman film, to also star Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luther, Jeremy Irons as Alfred and Amy Adams as Lois Lane, will be released on May 6, 2016.