Well it’s been rumoured a while back, with Michael B Jordan in the grapevine before he was officially announced as The Human Torch for the new Fantastic Four film, but now according to Variety it’s been reported that Ray Fisher, a theatre actor, in the role of Victor Stone aka Cyborg.
The news of the casting shouldn’t come as a shock considering that everyone is trying to work out how certain superheroes are going to be added into the mix before the ‘official’ Justice League film, but the only way I can see this working is to have a Victor Stone appearance in the Gotham vs Metropolis (american) football game in the ‘unofficial’ Justice League film, Batman vs Superman and THEN maybe gets his transformation into Cyborg in the Justice League film and become a full member.
Ray Fisher will already be joining a stacked cast with Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Esienberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons and Holly Hunter.
A brief synopsis of Cyborg in the DC Comics to give you an idea incase you don’t know:
Cyborg, also known as Victor Stone, is a superhero who is half man and half machine. His body was destroyed in a tragic accident, but he was saved through experimental technology; his body parts have been replaced with a large arsenal of high-tech gadgets and weaponry, while constantly providing life support. Stone struggles with his humanity as a machine, although his advancements have made him an unstoppable powerhouse. He has primarily been a member of the Teen Titans, but he is also a member of the Justice League of America.
I can see the need to at least have some of these characters appear, even in cameo parts, just to plant the seed for the upcoming set of films ahead, just hope it doesn’t do The Amazing Spiderman 2 route and have it take away the focus from the main story, in my opinion.