Batman vs. Superman Adds Cyborg To Its Expanding Cast

DC Comics Cyborg

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS)

Whenever Batman vs. Superman comes up, there’s always the inevitable talk of over-stuffing this film. With that in mind, it looks like we’re getting yet another superhero in this film — this time in the form of Cyborg.

Variety is reporting that stage actor Ray Fisher has been casted as Victor Stone/Cyborg. We don’t know whether we’ll be seeing Cyborg in this film or if it’s just going to be Victor Stone working at S.T.A.R. Labs, pre-accident that turns him into a superhero.

Originally, the casting sheets were looking for an actor to play this part but he would only be in one scene. There’s no word on whether that’s still the case or if the part is being expanded but we do know that DC is very actively looking to build a Justice League film with Cyborg. Variety is saying that:

Ray Fisher as Mohammad Ali and looking spot on for Victor Stone

Victor Stone or Cyborg, while not a major part in the Batman-Superman feature, is a member of the Justice League, and the role will become much more significant role as Warner and DC develop more films related to the Justice League universe, sources confirm.

Cyborg was originally affiliated with the Teen Titans, but was added to the JL in the New 52 relaunch of the DC universe. If Warner is using that as it’s template, we may see some interesting things as in the comics, Wonder Woman and Superman become an item. Poor Lois Lane.

The more I think about it, the more I like the introductions that Warner Bros. is going to have in this film. Origin stories tend to be kind of boring and if you can get the audience up to speed on Batman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg then the subsequent Justice League films can hit the ground running without being bogged down too much about where this or that character came from.

Editor’s note: All these castings, from Wonder Woman to Cyborg, could point to Batman vs. Superman actually being Justice League.

About Danny Santos

Freelance writer, filmmaker, actor, musician, and visual artist. Writing online professionally for 4-plus years and has produced and performed in over a dozen films and webseries. He has also been everything from a social media consultant to managing a JUNO award winning musician.