Justice League actor Joe Morton says Warner Bros.’ planned Cyborg film will be presented as something of an origin story.
Cyborg has been on the production schedule for a 2020 release since the studio unveiled its original slate for the so-called DC Extended Universe in 2014. Following the poor reception of Justice League, however, some have questioned whether the film will be produced.
Morton, who plays Silas, the father of Ray Fisher’s Victor Stone, told ET Online there will be a Cyborg movie. “It will be about him and I, and about the family that he came from, how he becomes the Cyborg, etc.,” he said. “But from whence he came, as well.”
Despite little in the way of news regarding Cyborg, Morton has remained excited about the project. “I think it’s exciting because there aren’t that many, if any, black superheroes,” he said, making the point that, “because there is no alias, because there is nothing for him to hide behind, and that he has to be who he is all the time” the concept can work as an allegory for “what it means to be black in this country.”
With a tentative release date of April 3, 2020, Cyborg will star Ray Fischer as Vic Stone and Joe Morton as Silas Stone. Walter Hamata and Geoff Johns will produce the film. However, no other creatives are yet attached.
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