Ray Fisher has appeared in two DCEU movies so far, but is he still set to star in a standalone DCEU Cyborg movie? As of now, five franchise films are already on the schedule: Birds of Prey (February 7, 2020), Wonder Woman 1984 (June 5, 2020), The Batman (June 25, 2021), The Suicide Squad (August 6, 2021), and Aquaman 2 (December 16, 2022). So, what’s the status of a possible Cyborg movie?
In the DC Extended Universe, Fisher portrays Victor Stone a.k.a. Cyborg, a character who originally debuted in the 1980 comic DC Comics Presents #26. Fisher made his DCEU franchise debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and reprised the role for Justice League. For years, the American actor has been attached to various DCEU projects - including a Justice League sequel, a standalone Flash film, and a Cyborg film - but his contract may have slowed up talks about the future, along with other factors beyond his control.
Cyborg Was Originally Given An April 2020 Release Date
In October 2014, DC Entertainment/Warner Bros. announced their upcoming movie slate, which included a standalone Cyborg movie scheduled for April 3, 2020. Three years later, and approximately six months before Justice League’s premiere, Fisher revealed that his standalone film was still moving forward, and later stated that he hoped for an “intimate” Cyborg story.
Last June, Fisher remained hopeful about a Cyborg movie while speaking at a Celebrity Fan Fest panel. However, he admitted that franchise decisions about the character are “above my pay grade.” Fisher also noted that “I don’t think my time is over yet.” Director Zack Snyder once described Fisher’s character as “the heart” of Justice League, but Cyborg doesn’t appear to be a huge priority at this point for the DCEU.
Cyborg's Origin Story Was Cut From Justice League
As a feature film performer, Fisher only has two acting credits to his name. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, he made a cameo as Cyborg when Wonder Woman watches a video of Silas Stone (Joe Morton) transforming his son into Cyborg, with the help of a Mother Box. Last year, Morton implied that a solo Cyborg movie could use scrapped storylines from Justice League.
Both Fisher and Morton reportedly filmed many scenes for Justice League, which were ultimately cut during the editing process. So, while many fans enjoyed Cyborg’s screen time, they didn’t quite get the full origin story (as laid out in Snyder’s original script), such as the football injury that led Silas to execute his cyborg plan.
Ray Fisher Insists He Still Wants It To Happen, But His Contract Expired
Fisher wants the Justice League Snyder cut to be released, and he also wants Snyder to direct the solo Cyborg movie, expensive at it may be. The problem, however, is that Fisher’s contract expired in May 2019. Furthermore, Ezra Miller’s contract also expired. So, there may be a good reason for all the Cyborg silence, as it’s entirely possible that the original Justice League is no more, evidenced by Robert Pattinson’s casting as a NEW Batman.