Off all the movies revealed last week in DC’s film slate, one of the most surprising was the inclusion of a Cyborg solo movie. While the character has grown in popularity in recent years, he is known more for his team adventures either with the Teen Titans or the Justice League, not usually his solo missions. Nonetheless, DC seems ready to take a risk with the character, who has already been cast, and will be played by Ray Fisher. At the time of his casting, Ray Fisher was a largely unknown actor, as he still is today. It seems Warner Bros. is going for talent over stardom, which could benefit them greatly.
Fisher recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly about his role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Fisher said about his casting as Cyborg,
“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.”
Not many people would have guessed that we would be getting a Cyborg movie, although it did seem likely he would appear in Justice League. DC seems to be going a different route than Marvel introducing their superheroes, as a lot of them, including Cyborg, Batman, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman, will be introduced in Batman v Superman before going off into their own movies as well as the Justice League movie. When asked about who he’s met of the Justice League roster so far, Fisher said,
“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.”
You’ll be able to see Fisher along with apparently the rest of the Justice League in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in March of 2016.