Cyborg Is Part of DC Universe's Live-Action TV Plans After All


Although Robin, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy were announced as part of DC Universe's Titans, Cyborg has been notably absent from even rumors regarding the streaming service's live-action plans. However, that changed this afternoon with the direct-to-series order for Doom Patrol.

The initial synopsis for the 2019 series, which picks up sometime after the events of Titans, carves out a key role for the fan-favorite Cyborg, as the person who calls the team of reluctant heroes into action, "with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same."

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Although we may hesitate to read too much into the synopsis, the phrase "called to action by none other than Cyborg" would seem to suggest he's already established within that universe, presumably during the first season of Titans. However, this is the first mention of the hero within that context (Donna Troy, Jason Todd, Ra's al Ghul and Trigon have been grist for the rumor mill, but not Cyborg).

Created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, Victor Stone was a founding member of the third incarnation of the Teen Titans, introduced in 1980. Possessing an internal computer system that can interface with other computers, Cyborg has cybernetically enhanced speed, strength and endurance, as well sensors, rocket boosters and sonic disruptors.

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Although long associated with the Teen Titans and Titans, with DC's 2011 reboot the New 52, Cyborg make a founding member of the Justice League, a status reflected on the big screen, where was played by Ray Fisher in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. He's also proved popular in animation, dating back to 1985's The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians, and continuing through such shows as Teen Titans, Teen Titans Go! and Justice League Action.

There's no information as to who might play Cyborg on the DC Universe live-action dramas.

Titans stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Minka Kelly as Dove and Lindsey Gort as Amy Rohrbach.

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