Out of all the members of the Justice League, Victor Stone/Cyborg (Ray Fisher) has the most unfortunate physical struggle within the team. Because of near-death incident, Victor’s body was constructed back together with a Mother Box that gave him special cybernetic powers.
Along with his cybernetic powers, Ray Fisher’s Victor Stone is also an extremely intelligent college athlete. Bringing those two aspects together showcase how his personal struggle is unique compared to Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa). Also, his age and incredible abilities showcase some similarities between him and The Flash (Ezra Miller).
Ray Fisher spoke with SFX Magazine to discuss some of Cyborg’s story, journey and relationship with his father:
“He’s a college athlete with an IQ of 170 before he even gets cybernetic. So you take a smart guy, make him even smarter. He essentially has his whole world taken away from him. He has his body taken away in a tragic accident, and his father, with whom he has a very sordid relationship, takes it upon himself to graft these cybernetic materials–this Apokoliptian Mother Box–to him. So that creates a lot more tension within that relationship, the idea that his father wanted him to go into science, and he just wanted to be himself. The idea of Cyborg dealing with his duality just runs throughout the entire course of this film. He’s a bit more serious because he’s only recently, in our version, become Cyborg. So he’s still dealing with what the means.”
Many fans familiar with Cyborg mostly recognize him in his more upbeat persona from the Teen Titans. In the animated iterations of Cyborg, he is shown with plenty of charisma and is known for his signature catchphrase, “Booyah!”
Given the serious nature of the DC Extended Universe, Ray Fisher’s take on the character will certainly have shades of darkness within him. But given the DCEU’s new mantra of hope and optimism, Cyborg will find solace in embracing his new identity as a hero.
Here is the synopsis for Justice League:
“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, the film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen and J.K. Simmons.
Justice League unites in theaters on November 17, 2017.