Justice League‘s promotional push marches on with a cool new motion poster that features Victor Stone (Ray Fisher) morphing into the mechanically enhanced superhero Cyborg.
Justice League – the latest, highly anticipated chapter in DC’s shared cinematic universe (which is apparently not called the DC Extended Universe) – sees Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) enlist a new group of heroes as allies in their fight against the alien warlord Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hands), who’s come to conquer Earth in the wake of the death of Superman (Henry Cavill) in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Those new heroes include the Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Fisher’s Cyborg.
Cyborg is getting the spotlight this week, and is featured in a new motion image on Justice League’s official Twitter account showcasing his transition from high school football player Victor Stone into the cybernetic hero. Check it out below.
Traditionally a member of DC’s youth oriented Teen Titans – and perhaps most widely known from the cartoon adaptation of that series – Cyborg is a relatively new addition to the Justice League roster. When DC rebooted their entire comics line in 2011, Cyborg was included in the initial formation of the league, and played a crucial role in fending off the forces of Apokolips, which just so happens to be the apparent plot of the Justice League film. It’s likely no coincidence that comic book run was written by current DC Films head honcho Geoff Johns.
For his part, Fisher is the easily the most unknown quantity among the film’s cast. An accomplished stage actor, Fisher’s only other film credit is his cameo in Batman V Superman. DC long ago slated a Cyborg solo film for 2020, though the fluid nature of DC’s film lineup suggests that’s no sure thing. Fisher has one of Justice League’s toughest jobs, in that he’ll have to sell the story’s least well-known character beneath several layers of motion capture effects, and who may also end up being the league member most tied to the film’s plot.
Quite a bit is riding on Justice League. DC is looking for a second unqualified win after the victorious Wonder Woman, which was both a box office smash and has been so critically hailed it’s being pushed for awards season recognition. Justice League’s success would be the strongest sign yet that DC’s burgeoning film universe is on track and set up to thrive in the future.
Source: Justice League Twitter
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