In the DC Extended Universe, much like The New 52 comic books, Ray Fisher’s Cyborg was made one of the founding members of the Justice League. At one time, the character was all set to star in his own solo film following the release of Zack Snyder’s superhero team-up movie. However, the mixed reception of the film led to Warner Bros. changing their initial plans.
With barely any news coming on the Cyborg solo movie front, some fans prepared for the worst, getting ready to say goodbye to Fisher’s metallic supehero. The rumors only grew worse yesterday when it was announced that actor Joivan Wade (The First Purge) had been cast as Cyborg for DC’s exclusive streaming service series, Doom Patrol.
To many, this was seen as the final nail in the coffin for the DCEU’s take on the character. However, today, Ray Fisher decided to set the record straight on Twitter. “I don’t usually engage the rumor-mill, but it’s recent turn may be worth a little grist,” the actor wrote. “I am NOT, nor do I have ANY intention of, leaving Cyborg. Furthermore, if/when the time comes for me to hangup my all-too-revealing mocap onesie, you will hear it from me directly.”
I don’t usually engage the rumor-mill, but it’s recent turn may be worth a little grist: I am NOT, nor do I have ANY intention of, leaving Cyborg. Furthermore, if/when the time comes for me to hangup my all-too-revealing mocap onesie, you will hear it from me directly. #BORGLIFE
— Ray Fisher (@rehsifyar) August 10, 2018
This should come as a relief to fans of the DCEU. On the surface, Fisher’s tweet reads as a response to the Doom Patrol casting, but it also means that the actor knows, clearly, that he isn’t done with the role. Whether the plan is for him to appear in his own film or in a supporting capacity in another remains to be seen, but at least now we know for certain that we’ll see more of Victor Stone in the DCEU.
At one point, Cyborg was supposed to be the co-lead in the solo Flash film, but the plans for the Scarlet Speedster’s solo endeavor have since changed. Only time will tell if Fisher will star opposite Ezra Miller, when The Flash begins shooting next year.
The Cyborg film was originally set to release in 2020, however the major shuffle of Warner Bros.’ DCEU plans may have shifted the initial date. While the film was at one point feared scrapped by some fans, it at least appears as if the movie is still happening. Next up on the DCEU docket is James Wan’s Aquaman, which is slated for release Dec. 21, David F. Sandberg’s Shazam!, which hits theaters April 5, 2019 and Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984, which drops Nov. 1, 2019.
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