Ray Fisher is close to making his proper DC movie debut as Cyborg in the forthcoming Justice League, but the Zack Snyder film will certainly not be the last time we see him as Victor Stone as he’s set to return for a solo outing in Cyborg. A solo Cyborg film would make for a nice re-introduction to the character to general audiences. More casual fans ignorant to the comic books likely only know Cyborg from the Teen Titans animated television show, which had an inherently more comedic vibe to it.
But the role of Cyborg has vastly increased in the comic book universe, with the character being retconned as a founding member of the Justice League. Fisher’s Cyborg was technically first seen in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in a non-speaking cameo role, with Diana Prince viewing footage of Victor Stone’s reconstruction, powered by a Mother Box. Trailers for Justice League appear to go farther back into his origin, with some images of pre-Cyborg Victor Stone as a college athlete.
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In an interview with ComicBook, Fisher stated that he knew exactly which DC movie he would appear in next, and described his hopes for his eventual 2020 solo film:
“Things are in development. If I had my druthers, I think a Cyborg standalone would be a slightly more intimate story. One of the things that I always think is interesting with these sort of universes, is whenever there’s a world threatening crisis, it always makes you wonder, ‘Where are the other members of the group? Why didn’t they show up?’ I think finding an organic way to explain why these characters have to have their solo mission.”
Fisher’s comments slightly echo those from The Batman director Matt Reeves, who also commented about the desire for a “standalone” movie that isn’t slavish to references and crossovers. While a Cyborg film would obviously occupy the same shared universe, Fisher wants his solo adventure to be a pure Cyborg film, likely one with an intensely personal story. But as Fisher remained coy on when his next appearance as Cyborg would be, one would hope that he would pop up in another movie before fronting his own. With the Flash movie said to be Flashpoint, that film appears to be the best candidate given Cyborg’s major role in the original comic story.
Fisher’s forthcoming appearances in the DC canon of films will also be an introduction of the actor to general audiences as well – Fisher was primarily a stage actor, performing for the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, and portraying Muhammad Ali in an off-Broadway production of Fetch Clay, Make Man. Fisher’s first film credits are massive studio blockbusters, working alongside Hollywood veterans like Ben Affleck – surely he must feel on top of the world right now.
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