Back in 2014, Warner Bros. announced an initial slate for upcoming DC Extended Universe films, with one of those upcoming films in development set to be a standalone Cyborg movie that would star Ray Fisher, who appeared in both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
Sadly, Warner Bros. and their plans for the future of the DCEU had its major ups and downs along the way. While for the most part, their films have been financial successes but the reception from critics and audiences has been pretty mixed to say the least (with the obvious exception of Wonder Woman and perhaps Aquaman). In particular, Justice League proved to be a major financial disappointment for Warner Bros.
However, Ray Fisher remains committed to his role as Cyborg. He famously promotes much of his Instagram posts and tweets with the hashtag #BORGLIFE and still has enthusiasm for the franchise. While at the premiere for Aquaman, Fisher discussed what he felt was the “limitless” potential there was for a standalone Cyborg film if it were to be given the greenlight:
“One of the things is that we have so much technology, we as human beings are so dependent on technology, that the potential for Cyborg is almost limitless with what he could do. We’re talking about a guy who could, if he wanted to, could launch all the nukes with just a thought. He could stop all the cyber-terrorism in the world, if that was what his aim was because you don’t have people running and knocking over banks the way they used to. You’re not going and holding them up, you’re getting on you’re keyboard and you’re handling it that way. I think to be able to see that shift and have it be a real world, in time view of where we’re at in technology would be the most effective thing we could do.”
Fisher was originally set to reprise his role in the standalone Flash movie alongside Ezra Miller when Rick Famuyiwa was still attached to that project. It is unknown if Fisher will appear in that film and his next appearance in the DCEU remains a mystery.
Fisher recently revealed that his top choice to direct his Cyborg movie would be Zack Snyder. He has given his former director nothing but support throughout the whole journey, even as Warner Bros. looks to take their DCEU into a different direction.
What are your thoughts on Fisher’s comments? Would you like to see what a standalone Cyborg movie can bring to the table? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DCEU.
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, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
Justice League is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.
‘Aquaman’: New Photos Offers Close Look At The Costumes, Weapons, & Creatures
Heroic Hollywood has unveiled new photos from the Aquaman press junket, offering fans a close look at the costumes, weapons, and creatures in the DC film.
Warner Bros. and DC's Aquaman will arrive in theaters soon and the recent press junket for the film included a gallery of several items featured in the titular hero's cinematic feature. Among the items on display are Arthur Curry's trident, Vulko's costume, an important map, and bits of the underwater creatures.
You can check out the first photo below and click "Next" to continue the gallery!
Are you excited to see the DC film hit theaters? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.