Concept art for an unmade DC television series has been shared online by the artist, revealing singer/songwriter Drake as Cyborg.
Concept artist Jared Krichevsky shared the artwork he created for an unproduced series on Instagram, revealing a potential design for DC’s Cyborg as played by Drake. Krichevsky only revealed that the design was for “a series that didn’t happen” and that Warner Bros. “wanted to cast Drake at one point.”
It is not clear when a series starring the rapper was in consideration. This may have been before Ray Fisher was cast in the role in the DCEU, or the Cyborg series with Drake may have been planned to run alongside Fisher’s performance in the Justice League films. Characters such as the Flash and Superman have appeared on TV and the big screen concurrently, played by different actors for either medium. Check out the concept art for Drake as Cyborg below:
With a star as big as Drake in consideration for the role of Cyborg, it is likely this concept art was for a Cyborg standalone series, rather than an appearance on another DC show, like Titans. It’s also unlikely Drake would have been considered for one of DC’s series on The CW, possibly suggesting this was an early idea for a series based on the character for HBO Max. Whatever the thinking was behind this surprising casting, it now looks unlikely fans will ever see it come to fruition, leaving them to speculate as to whether Drake’s Cyborg would have pleased audiences or not.
Cyborg will next be appearing in the upcoming animated movie, DC League of Super-Pets. Here is the official synopsis:
In “DC League of Super-Pets,” Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack—Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel—to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the superheroes.
Directed by Jared Stern and Sam Levine, the film features the voice talents of Dwayne Johnson, John Krasinski, Kevin Heart, Kate McKinnon, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, Marc Maron, Thomas Middleditch, Ben Schwartz, and Keanu Reeves. The film is currently set to be released on May 20, 2022.
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