‘Justice League’ Actor Joe Morton On Playing Cyborg’s Dad & Reshoots

Justice League actor Joe Morton talks up Silas Stone's relationship with son Victor, Cyborg's origin and working with two directors.

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Cyborg could use a little love. With DC’s Justice League less than 3 months away, it would not be out of bounds to say that Victor Stone is the least anticipated character of the ensemble film. Aside from the animated pizza-loving version of Cyborg, general audiences are simply not that familiar with the character. And it’s one of the main reasons that many of them find it hard to get excited about the hero in Justice League.

But Joe Morton, who plays Cyborg’s scientist father and creator, Dr. Silas Stone, wants to change that perception. While promoting the release of Terminator 2: 3D, Morton, who played Dr. Miles Dyson, “father” of another group of humanoid cyborgs known as “Terminators,” spoke with GameSpot about working on the film, the relationship between Silas and Victor (played by Ray Fisher) as well as his origin, which was briefly seen by audiences in a series of a metahuman videos in 2016’s Batman v Superman.

“With Cyborg and with Silas Stone, you’re getting the sort of outside story. You’ll get to know them through the death of Cyborg’s mother. You’ll get to know what Silas is in terms of reconstructing his son. You’ll get to know the angst between Silas and Victor, his son.”

He went on to share that Cyborg will get his own solo film because there is more to him than his surface covered in hardware:

“What I love about what they’ve done so far–especially because the character is African-American–you get to understand the difficulty of being ‘the other.’ Cyborg is unlike the other superheroes. He has no alias to hide behind. He is who and what he is, so when he walks down the street, that’s who you see, and people are obviously afraid of him.”

Because of director Zack Snyder’s family tragedy, Morton, along with the other actors, ended up working with two different directors on JL. He briefly described what that was like.

“I enjoyed working with both directors. Joss Whedon was terrific and so was Zack Snyder. Zack is intense about the work. He knows film inside and out. It’s very light-hearted and comic book-ish. I think with comic book films, the guys that do them know the comics so well, they bring that whole attitude with them onto the set. It’s delightful. It’s great.”

Justice League will rumble into theaters on November 17. Watch the film’s latest trailer below.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

The film also stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Ciaran Hinds as Steppenwolf, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Amber Heard as Mera, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.

Source: GameSpot