It's no secret that Zack Snyder was dropping easter eggs in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice that was building to his take on DC Comics' greatest heroes in Justice League. We got cameos from Flash, Aquaman and we also saw Vic Stone (Ray Fisher) being transformed into Cyborg. However, Fisher has dropped a new image showcasing a healthy Stone that fell on the cutting room floor in BvS, confirming Snyder wanted to sew seeds with the character way before the League assembled.
Fisher posted an image of a pre-Cyborg Vic on Instagram, playing football for Gotham City University against their Metropolis counterparts. Snyder confirmed via his Vero social media account that this was indeed the game Perry White (Laurence Fishburne) was actually telling Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) to go cover instead of chasing down leads on Ben Affleck's Batman, while holding up a blank newspaper page titled: "Underdog Dreams Dashed - 10 Yards Between Gotham And Glory."
We'd learn later on in the DC Extended Universe that Vic's father, Silas, in a last ditch attempt to save his son after a car accident following a game, used a Mother Box to fuse with his son's body, thus creating Cyborg. This would go on to be a key arc in Justice League as Steppenwolf would come for the three Boxes to terraform Earth and destroy humanity.
Cyborg was then used as a technological link to track Steppenwolf and the Boxes in Justice League, but with the film being a muddled final product between Snyder and Joss Whedon, footage that delved into Vic's backstory before he was transformed ended up being cut. Clearly, from the football photo released though, it would seem that Vic's humanity and overall past was something Snyder wanted to shed light on much earlier than we thought.
Available now on digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD, Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.