Rogue’s Planet contributor, Ryan Sprague, has a friend in NYC who has just been cast as a founding member of the Justice League!
Ray Fisher, primarily a stage actor, has joined the cast of Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman in the role of Victor Stone, aka Cyborg. Variety broke the news, reporting that the role is not a significant one, but one that paves the way for future big screen appearances by the Justice Leaguer.
Cyborg made his first appearance in 1980’s “DC Comics Presents” #26. In the “New 52″ continuity, he’s a high school athlete who, after getting caught in a S.T.A.R. Labs explosion, is given powerful bionic abilities that lead to him becoming a founding member of the Justice League.
The Man of Steel himself, Henry Cavill, had this to say about Cyborg previous to the announcement, ” Cyborg I think would make a wonderful character and an incredible bridge between both superhumans and humanity in a different way to Batman. So I don’t know where he’s going to come in or if he’s going to come in, but that’s one I’m particularly excited about. Other references I’m not too sure on, but we’ll see where those lead. Those with keen eyes will see them.”
Fans might recall Fisher’s name from recent casting rumors surrounding J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII. There is still no confirmation or denial as to whether or not Fisher may be joining that franchise as well.
Fisher joins Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey and Tao Okamoto in the May 6, 2016 release.