Variety has scooped the casting of actor Ray Fisher as the character Cyborg in the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman movie. With Gal Gadot already announced as Wonder Woman, Fisher’s casting adds further weight to the film being a backdoor assembly piece for a Justice League film.
In the world of DC Comics, Victor Stone is turned into Cyborg by his own father, who was trying to save his son’s life after an accident at S.T.A.R. Labs left Victor mangled. In the recently rebooted version of the DC Universe, Cyborg is a key player in the eventual formation of the Justice League.
S.T.A.R. Labs was included as a worldbuilding Easter egg in Man of Steel, along with Lexcorp and Wayne Enterprises. In a special feature on the DVD release of the movie, Superman actor Henry Cavill commented that Cyborg “…would create an incredible bridge between superheroes and humanity.”
Will his origin remain the same, or will Cyborg become an unwilling pawn of Jesse Eisenberg’s Lexcorp? We’ll see in two years…