Ray Fisher is in-the-know about when we’ll next see his take on Cyborg after we meet him in this month’s Justice League.
While it’s not clear when the planned standalone Cyborg movie will be on the cards, Fisher is confident that he knows where audiences will next see the man-and-machine superhero in the Justice League Universe. When asked by ComicBook.com if he was in-the-loop about if he knew where he’d show up next, Fisher said the following:
“Yes, I do. I know the next film that I’ll be Cyborg on.”
He also added details on where things are currently at with the Cyborg movie, which is still in development. Fisher noted that he wants the project to be a solo movie as opposed to a minor team-up akin to Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Captain America, Black Widow, and the Falcon), Spider-Man: Homecoming (Spider-Man and Iron Man), or Thor: Ragnarok (Thor, Loki, the Hulk, and Valkyrie), and that he feels it needs to occupy its own space to truly succeed:
“Things are in development. If I had my druthers, I think a Cyborg standalone would be a slightly more intimate story. One of the things that I always think is interesting with these sort of universes, is whenever there’s a world threatening crisis, it always makes you wonder, ‘Where are the other members of the group? Why didn’t they show up?’ I think finding an organic way to explain why these characters have to have their solo mission… Obviously, Aquaman, most of his stuff takes place under water; if Superman were to go to the deepest reaches of space, not many people could go with him. Those kinds of things could happen and it would make sense as to why the other heroes wouldn’t be able to tag along.”
The most likely candidate for Cyborg’s next big appearance in the Justice League Universe seems to be The Flash: Flashpoint, which involves the Flash accidentally breaking into an alternate timeline in which Atlanteans and Amazons are at war, Bruce Wayne was killed and his parents became Batman and the Joker, Superman is in government captivity and has been trained since birth to be a living weapon, and Cyborg serves as the leader of a resistance faction — and the Justice League is nowhere to be found. Cyborg was previously meant to feature in the initial script that was planned for the standalone Flash movie before the studio decided to overhaul the project following a troubled pre-production cycle. Having him feature in such a sequel could give audiences more time to adjust to seeing the character and would likely drum up more demand for a standalone movie.
Justice League unites on November 17, 2017. The superhero epic features a cast that includes Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne (Batman), Henry Cavill as Kal-El/Clark Kent (Superman), Gal Gadot as Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa as Orin/Arthur Curry (Aquaman), Ezra Miller as Barry Allen (The Flash), Ray Fisher as Victor Stone (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, J. K. Simmons as Commissioner James ‘Jim’ Gordon, Joe Morton as Dr. Silas Stone, Amber Heard as Mera, Julian Lewis Jones as King Atlan, Billy Crudup as Dr. Henry Allen, and Kiersey Clemons as Iris West. Michael McElhatton is also in the movie in an unspecified role.