What’s Happening With The DCEU’s Cyborg Movie?
But what’s happening with the Cyborg movie to continue the DCEU’s Justice League characters. Continue on…
CelebnMovies247.com reports with the confirmed existence and upcoming release date of the Snyder Cut, we cannot say the same about a once proposed Cyborg movie.
Originally, Cyborg was to hit theaters in 2020, but it hasn’t even been filmed. It was originally set for Ray Fisher to reprise his Justice League role as the lead. But the question of whether or not the solo film still has a future has been a source of much speculation ever since.
Though, Cyborg continues to exist onscreen on the animated Teen Titans Go! show and movie and in the same universe as hit series Doom Patrol and Titans, as portrayed by Jovian Wade.
So far, there is no confirmation of plans to see the Ray Fisher-led project move forward anytime soon.
If you recall, in 2014, a slew of interconnected films inspired by DC heroes were announced, including one that would put the spotlight on Cyborg, who became a member of the Justice League after The New 52 comic book reboot three years earlier. Ray Fisher’s Victor Stone first appeared in the form of an MP4 file in 2016’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice before his more formal debut in Justice League the following year.
It was said that the Cyborg movie would be an origin film giving plenty of background on Victor Stone’s life before becoming Cyborg, via Joe Morton, who played Dr. Silas Stone.
If you have seen the Snyder cut of Justice League it appears, Cyborg will have more background story in the upcoming film – as footage of his football career in the Snyder Cut trailer suggests.
What’s this mean for Cyborg?
Well, amid the many delayed release dates related to the outbreak of Covid-19, the Cyborg film looks like it may not make it to the big screen. Especially since it’s a whole six years after its announcement.
Is Ray Fisher Was Leaving The Cyborg Role?
Then there were RUMORS circulating that Ray Fisher was moving on from Cyborg.
Ray responded DEBUNKING the rumor stating:
I don’t usually engage the rumor-mill, but its recent turn may be worth a little grist: I am NOT, nor do I have ANY intention of, leaving Cyborg. Furthermore, if/when the time comes for me to hang up my all-too-revealing mocap onesie, you will hear it from me directly. #BORGLIFE
Ray would cite that aforementioned “mocap onesie” as crucial to why the film was not yet a reality. It was said the solo film, including ideas to make it a more internalized, personal journey than the typical good vs. evil flick that makes you wonder where the other Justice League members are?
J.D. Dillard Wants To Direct The Cyborg Movie:
Recently, Ray Fisher would cite Justice League helmer Zack Snyder as his first choice to direct the Cyborg movie in October 2018, which would actually be among the last times we would hear much of anything in regards to the standalone flick’s destiny. That was until just this past July when J.D. Dillard, director of superhero-esque Blumhouse gem Sleight, responded to talk of him taking over the long-awaited film with an enthusiastic tweet. This, however, was the last recent “update” regarding Cyborg before drifting back into sleep mode.
Do you believe J.D. Dillard has the best chance of anyone to save the Cyborg solo movie from life support?