Cyborg is one DC Extended Universe character who is expected to have a major role as a member of the Justice League in the upcoming film. Ray Fisher has noted, however, that the character has already made his presence felt in fans with physical disabilities.
In an interview with Geek Magazine, Fisher talks about how it was a conscious effort by Zack Snyder as well as screenwriter Chris Terrio to make sure Cyborg could be a representation on screen for people with physical disabilities, much in a similar vein as Wonder Woman has been for young girls. Fisher said:
“I’ve had lots of fans who come out and say ‘Listen, I can relate to Cyborg because I lost a limb,’ or ‘I have this cochlear implant.’ It’s one of those things when you actually start seeing it, when you actually start hearing about it, that made Cyborg more relevant to me than I think he ever had been up until that point.”
The film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Julian Lewis Jones and Ciarán Hinds. Here’s the official synopsis:
“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.”
Justice League opens in theaters on November 17, 2017.
Source: Geek Magazine (Via ScreenRant)