Ray Fisher and Cyborg will come together in a standalone movie in the near future. Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait until 2020 to see the man in action.
The boys and girls working behind-the-scenes at Warner Bros. recently announced that they have big plans for the DC Universe. After Marvel Studios began printing money following the release of Iron Man, it’s not altogether surprising that other people want a piece of the cinematic pie. Enter Ray Fisher and Cyborg.
HitFix points out that Fisher will essentially become the first African-American actor to star in in a standalone superhero movie since Wesley Snipes’ turn in Blade. Although Will Smith tackled the lead role in Hancock, the flick doesn’t have comic book origins.
#CINE Ray Fisher será Cyborg en la adaptación cinematográfica de DC. pic.twitter.com/JYW0q6sZj2
— Propia Opinión (@PropiaOpinion) October 15, 2014
Thankfully, Ray Fisher will appear as Cyborg — at least in a limited capacity — in a few motion pictures before the standalone movie hits the big screen. Movieweb explains that Fisher will tackle the role in director Zack Snyder’s highly-anticipated superhero opus Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016.
Ray Fisher will appear in the upcoming Justice League movie as well, which Snyder will also direct. In order words, it’s a good day for Cyborg fans. In fact, this writer feels the need to play a few rounds of Injustice: Gods Among Us to celebrate the news.
— TJ Ponder (@tvmovieland) October 15, 2014
If you still need more DC Comics-oriented action at your neighborhood theater, then hold on tight. In addition to Cyborg, the folks at Warner Bros. intend to roll out solo movies featuring Wonder Woman and, yes, Green Lantern. Since the version starring Ryan Reynolds doesn’t have very many fans, the studio is anxious to reboot the series to fit in with the cinematic universe they’re crafting. The Justice League, it appears, has assembled. And, yes, that includes Aquaman. Deal with it, haters.
Deadline reports that Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk About Kevin, Perks of Being a Wallflower) will star as the Flash in WB’s standalone flick. Meanwhile, director David Ayer (Harsh Times, Street Kings) will bring Suicide Squad to life. Ayer is definitely a talented filmmaker, so much so that we’re willing to overlook this year’s Arnold Schwarzenegger misfire Sabotage. Besides, you certainly can’t win them all.
Are you excited that Ray Fisher is set to star in the upcoming solo Cyborg flick? Are you looking forward to seeing the DC Universe come to life on the big screen?
[Lead image via DC Comics / Wired]