Back in 2014, DC Films and Warner Bros. announced its original film slate that included a total of ten films — which also promised a Cyborg standalone film. Since then, the studios’ original plans have been altered quite a bit, with the addition of films such as Suicide Squad, Gotham City Sirens, and Booster Gold just to name a few. Yet, while there have been developments on the other films originally announced, things have been relatively quiet with the Cyborg solo outing, with rumors even suggesting it wasn’t going to happen. Those rumors appear to have been nothing more than that, however, as Cyborg actor Ray Fisher has confirmed the film is still very much on track for a 2020 release.
The actor confirmed the status of the project during the City of Heroes convention in the UK this weekend.
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While this is great news for fans of the character, it is worth noting that, as of right now, there isn’t a writer or director attached to the project. And although Fisher seems confident in the film hitting its 2020 release window, the lack of a team at this point in time could very well push the project back. This is something we’ve seen happen with both The Batman and The Flash, which went through the loss of directors and a change in scripts, forcing them to abandon their original release dates.
In fact, while the project is still alive, it’s just one of many DC has on board its updated DC Extended Universe slate. With the addition of projects such as Gotham City Sirens, which will re-team Suicide Squad helmer David Ayer with star Margot Robbie, Dark Universe, Black Adam, Batgirl, and Nightwing, there is bound to be a shuffle of release dates — especially as creative teams have already been announced for nearly all of those films. In order to stay on schedule for a 2020 release, DC and Warner Bros. will need to secure a writer relatively soon to ensure filming kicks off in early 2019. Perhaps Fisher is teasing possible news in that regard? For now, eager fans will have to wait and see.
Starring Ray Fisher, Cyborg is currently slated to open on April 3, 2020. Fisher can next be seen as the character in November’s Justice League, directed by Zack Snyder.
(via Screen Rant)