Zack Snyder is currently filming the long-awaited Justice League movie, which stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, and Ezra Miller as the members of the superhero team — as far as we know. Warner Bros. allowed for an unprecedented set visit for various publications, who were free to spoil everything they saw and heard while on set. Scenes and dialogue have been spoiled, along with small plot details and descriptions of costumes.
Ben Affleck has gone into detail about Batman and how the character will be portrayed this time around. Now, we get to hear from actor Ray Fisher who plays Victor “Vic” Stone/Cyborg. The broadway actor discussed how he landed the role during the set visits.
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Mild spoilers for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice up ahead.
We got to see Ray Fisher as Vic during a scene in Batman v Superman in which Diana Prince/Wonder Woman was looking at archived footage of other “metahumans,” including the Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg. This essentially played out as the origin for Cyborg, as Vic’s father Silas Stone, played by Joe Morton, attempts to save his son with experimental prosthetics — and the help of a Mother Box. We’ll be seeing the aftermath of that experiment in Justice League.
Fisher described the beginning of his acting career out in New York, playing the late Muhammad Ali on stage. Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee came to see Fisher perform, and soon others came to watch the Broadway play as well, and this allowed Fisher to gain much more attention. When he arrived in California, Gordon Kennedy and Christie Carlson of Warner Bros. told him about a secret superhero project that he might be right for.
“I was in a play off Broadway playing Muhammad Ali at the New York Theater Workshop about three years ago now. Around the time, I’d seen Ang Lee, one of his upcoming projects was a 3D boxing movie about Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, He came to see the show at that point in time and I hadn’t had an agent or a manager up until that point, but once people caught word of that and started coming to the show to see who is this guy that this person’s coming to look at. From there I signed up and went out to California for a visit and met up with Gordon Kennedy and Christie Carlson of Warner Bros., and they said, ‘We have something that may be right for you. We can’t tell you what it is. It’s just in the realm of the Batman/Superman universe.’ I was like, ‘Alright, I’m done. Sign me up,’ I said, ‘I’ll play a tree.'”
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Nobody could blame him. Many fans are excited to see Ray Fish as Cyborg, since this will be the first superhero character for Warner Bros. who is African-American. Cyborg is expected to receive his own standalone movie, which is slated for release in 2020.
“It moved very, very quickly and I’m extremely grateful that it happened the way that it did,” Fisher continued. “Coming up in the theater, grinding for 10 years, trying to make the ends meet. It was a pretty sweet payoff.”
The official plot synopsis for Justice League can be seen below.
“Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash — it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”
Justice League opens on November 17, 2016.
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