Joe Morton played Dr. Silas Stone, Cyborg’s (Ray Fisher) father, in both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, and, according to the actor, will be reprising the role in the solo film, Cyborg, as well.
Despite fan concerns that the film may not ultimately happen, Morton appears to feel the opposite. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the actor made clear he believes the film is still a go:
“From what I understand, 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, et cetera. But from whence he came, as well.”
Morton went on to explain why he believes the film can be an important one and how Cyborg’s alias, or lack thereof, can resonate with audiences:
“I think it’s very exciting. I think it’s exciting because there aren’t that many, if any, black superheroes, and in his case in particular, 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. I think it’s a great kind of allegory for what it means to be black in this country.”
Morton has had a long and distinguished career and is perhaps most famous for his role as Miles Dyson in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. So while the actor has seen and done it all, that didn’t stop him from having a great time on the set of Justice League:
“To sort of be around Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon, to watch the work that they do and to work with the other actors, other characters, it was just a lot of fun. It was also a stark contrast to what I was doing at the time that I started, because it was kind of the end of Scandal, and then I went off-Broadway to do a play [called Turn Me Loose] about Dick Gregory, which was very real and down to earth. So to jump literally across the Atlantic Ocean and go into a DC comic book was just kind of a head spinner, but it was a lot of fun.”
It’s clear Morton would love to come back to DC Films, and his role as Cyborg’s father was small, but certainly a highlight. With the current shake-up at Warner Bros., maybe a Cyborg solo film can get off the ground after all.
Source: ET Online
5 Reasons Why The Release Of ‘Justice League’ Is A Success
Justice League was released not long ago to mostly mediocre reviews and the box office results so far have been disappointing to say the least. It was definitely not the response that was wanted from this film, but this was something that many were expecting. Now, Justice League may not have achieved the kind of success that Warner Bros. and DC were hoping it would be, but it’s still one from a much different perspective. Just think about how many years it took for this superhero team-up movie to actually happen.
The Avengers broke new ground in proving that an interconnected superhero universe could work on the big screen back when it was first released. Justice League had a lot of things to move through to get to where it is. It had to step through the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and feel fresh while doing so, but also set up the future of the DC Extended Universe since it was an introduction for so many iconic characters. The road to Justice League‘s release was definitely a bumpy one, but it actually being realized is an incredible achievement on its own and there are several other reasons why the film is most certainly a success.
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