Actor Ray Fisher set to play Cyborg in Batman vs Superman, or the Man of Steel 2 film
Just as we here in New York are cheering on Spider-Man for the premiere, a different superhero movie is making headlines of its own. Justice League supporter and all around genius/hero Cyborg, has been reportedly cast in the upcoming installment to the series.
The cast of Zack Snyder’s new film just keeps getting bigger and bigger, and we don’t think that any DC Comics fans are going to mind. Though he is traditionally a theater actor, Ray Fisher will take on the role of Cyborg in Batman vs. Superman, after taking the lead role of Muhammed Ali in a recent play.
Don’t expect Fisher to take up too much screentime, but this could just be the seedling of an independent film later on down the line for Warner Bros., or for the eventual Justice League film that is in the works as well. Lately Cyborg is more of a Teen Titans character, but don’t count him out of the film-franchise for long, he works closely with the Justice League on occasion and could make an excellent film further down the line.
Zack Snyder’s Superman/Batman film stars Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman/Clark Kent, and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne. The film will also reunite “Man of Steel” stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane, and also stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.
Snyder will direct the film from a screenplay written by David S. Goyer, from a story co-created by Goyer and Snyder. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan and Wesley Coller serving as executive producers.
The film is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, published by DC Entertainment.