Justice League actor Joe Morton has opened up about his role as Cyborg’s father in the upcoming superhero team-up epic.
In the new film, Morton — best known for his role as Miles Dyson in Terminator 2: Judgment Day — reprises his role as Dr. Silas Stone after his brief appearance in last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
While speaking with IGN recently, Morton revealed he took part in the recent additional photography for the film with Joss Whedon at the helm. The actor explained that his contribution to the reshoots consisted of small additions that did not alter the tone established by Zack Snyder but did adjust the tone of the character of Cyborg himself:
“Well, the stuff that I had to do were just really small little bits and pieces, nothing necessarily having to do with tone. I know that with Ray [Fisher], the young man who plays Victor, there were some adjustments that they made in terms of the tone of that character.”
Although Morton says what he shot did not change the tone of Justice League, he did reveal that he heard the goal of the reshoots were in an effort to lighten the overall tone of the film:
“I think what I heard was that there was a need from the studio to lighten up the film in a way, that the film felt too dark. I don’t know what that meant in terms of how it actually got translated in terms of the reshoots but that’s what I heard. That’s what I thought some of the reshoots were about.”
When asked about his potential involvement in the standalone Cyborg film Warner Bros. has planned, the actor assured that he is set to reprise his role in the DCEU once more:
“Oh, that’s the deal as far as I understand it, that Silas will definitely be part of The Cyborg.”
Justice League 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, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, 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.
“Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”