Of all the incredibly colorful characters gathered in DC's ensemble blockbuster Justice League, Victor Stone aka Cyborg is largely considered to be a bit-part player to proceedings. Judging by the wealth of names he is pitted with to include Batman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and even the absent Superman, Ray Fisher's cybernetic hero is the forgotten member.
But according to director Zack Snyder, that could not be further from the truth. Something that he confirmed to USA Today. Debuting in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for a short cameo that acted as Fisher's entrance to a motion picture, the filmmaker explained that Stone's background is a key to the entire setup of the November extravaganza.
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First appearing in the comic books back in 1980, Cyborg acted as one of the few superheroes who utilized a form of modern technology to carry out their unique brand of justice. A character who would quickly be followed by the 1984 James Cameron phenomenon The Terminator in aesthetic. Marv Wolfman's creation would have his own sense of purpose as he fits into a diverse group.
“They’re each such awesome personalities in the movie,” Snyder remarks. “You have Jason (Momoa, Aquaman) stomping around as this inked hairy man, just this mythic figure. And you’ve got Ezra (Miller), who’s full of life and hilarious and all over the place and amazing — a really fun and also poignant Flash. And Ray’s (Fisher) story is in a lot of the ways the heart of the movie.”
His part in the franchise was only teased in BvS through Bruce Wayne's meta-human research file he sent to Wonder Woman. Something that should be explored in depth for this film.
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Other than Ben Affleck's huge boots to fill in regards to the Caped Crusader, there is little or no precedent for many of the others to take on these roles. At least when it comes to following in someone else's footsteps. This offers a blank canvas for these actors, something that Snyder believes they have all relished.
"The thing that's awesome about these icons is that a lot of them we haven't seen in the movies before on the big screen," he says. "It's kinda fun to really let (the actors) stretch their legs and inhabit those characters. It is a process to make a team out of this group of individuals, but for the greater good maybe they can put their differences aside."
Justice League opens in the US on November 16, 2017.
Source: USA Today