After brief cameos in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Jason Momoa and Ray Fisher will make their first full-fledged appearances as Aquaman and Cyborg, respectively, when Justice League arrives in theaters this fall. In addition to marking the live-action debut of both DC Comics characters, the inclusion of Momoa and Fisher in the cast brings some much-needed diversity to the titular team of heroes. In an interview with Empire Magazine, Fisher and Momoa expressed their enthusiasm over being able to bring more representation to the superhero genre.
Ray Fisher commented on the fact that Cyborg will be the only member of the team who is African-American:
“DC’s going to be changing the name to Diversity Comics pretty soon. You’re dealing with the only member of the Justice League who is African-American. You’re dealing with the only member of the Justice League who is in some ways what some would consider disabled. You don’t want to end up telling a story that isn’t respectful of those factors. But he’s going to be cool as hell.”
Momoa shared his own excitement over being able to bring diversity to the film when comparing the DCEU version of Aquaman to the comic book version:
“He’s white with blond hair, but Zack had a vision. The fact that Aquaman is a brown-skinned superhero, I’m pretty stoked about that. I love being able to set the tone.”
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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.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Julian Lewis Jones and Ciarán Hinds.
Justice League will be released in theaters on November 17, 2017.
10 Justice League Members Who Should Join The DCEU Next
The Justice League isn’t limited to the six members we saw in Zack Snyder’s film. The team has an expansive roster that features dozens of reserve characters ready to help the Justice League save the world on a moment’s notice.
With movies like the Green Lantern Corps and Shazam in the pipelines, it’s clear more heroes will be introduced to the DC Extended Universe soon. The Avengers featured a small team and it only grew as more characters were introduced into the Marvel movie universe. The Justice League is gonna need all the help it can get to fight Darkseid and keep the streets safe from lower-tier villains like Deathstroke and Joker.
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