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Batman vs Superman casts Ray Fisher as Cyborg

Apr. 24, 2014by:

BATMAN VS SUPERMAN is starting to pile on the superheros: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman… and now Cyborg!

The Zack Snyder film has just officially brought aboard Ray Fisher as half-man/half-machine Vic Stone, aka Cyborg, in the superhero epic, according to Variety. The part apparently isn't a large one, but it will indeed lay additional groundwork for the inevitable JUSTICE LEAGUE film. News of character's inclusion in the film was first bandied about back in February.

Predominantly a theater actor, Fisher is far from a household name, although he's obviously on Hollywood's radar: He's been rumored to be in contention for a STAR WARS EPISODE VII role for some time now.

Here's a quick catch-up on Cyborg, via DC Wikia:

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.

BATMAN VS SUPERMAN is currently filming and also stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Jesse Eisenberg. It opens on May 6, 2016.

Extra Tidbit: Are you looking forward to seeing Cyborg in BATMAN VS SUPERMAN?
Source: Variety

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12:12PM on 04/25/2014

are you guys kidding?

All you people do is whine about the addition of one character. You assume things that you have no information about. I agree with @the_ConMan. Just let it play out. To further the narrative eventually you need to have supporting characters and in this case its Cyborg. Hell, he'll probably only be in it for 5 minutes. I trust in Snyder.
All you people do is whine about the addition of one character. You assume things that you have no information about. I agree with @the_ConMan. Just let it play out. To further the narrative eventually you need to have supporting characters and in this case its Cyborg. Hell, he'll probably only be in it for 5 minutes. I trust in Snyder.
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8:30AM on 04/25/2014
Seems like they're dropping in characters that they can expand upon in further movies - I really don't have a problem with that. I'd prefer it it the emphasis was mostly on Superman and Batman, and I'm sure that's the way they're going with this.
Seems like they're dropping in characters that they can expand upon in further movies - I really don't have a problem with that. I'd prefer it it the emphasis was mostly on Superman and Batman, and I'm sure that's the way they're going with this.
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8:39AM on 04/25/2014
exactly. why have random people of unimportance when they can name drop a character and have them do stuff b4 they turn into who they are destined to become.
exactly. why have random people of unimportance when they can name drop a character and have them do stuff b4 they turn into who they are destined to become.
7:36AM on 04/25/2014

Negative comments.

Everybody chill , it's going to be a cameo.
Everybody chill , it's going to be a cameo.
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11:40AM on 04/25/2014
I doubt Gal role as Wonder Woman will be just a cameo, only cuz she said shes training in multiple forms of martial arts and is gaining some muscle mass. To me, sounds like she might be having a little action in the film, but i could be wrong.
I doubt Gal role as Wonder Woman will be just a cameo, only cuz she said shes training in multiple forms of martial arts and is gaining some muscle mass. To me, sounds like she might be having a little action in the film, but i could be wrong.
7:33AM on 04/25/2014

Here is the thing

everyone is making a stink about too many characters in the movie. Your average movie already has dozens of characters etc. Look at the new spidey movie. Alistair Smythe is in it. its a small role as a scientist, but the name means something to us. Sure they could have said the persons name was John Miller or something like that and no one would have said anything, but because its Alistair Smythe, we know who he is and we know where his story will go even tho its not currently relevant to the
everyone is making a stink about too many characters in the movie. Your average movie already has dozens of characters etc. Look at the new spidey movie. Alistair Smythe is in it. its a small role as a scientist, but the name means something to us. Sure they could have said the persons name was John Miller or something like that and no one would have said anything, but because its Alistair Smythe, we know who he is and we know where his story will go even tho its not currently relevant to the plot. Cyborg or the character who becomes cyborg being in this movie in a small capacity does not bother me at all if its introduced properly. Just imagine if natasha romanoff (spelling? im tired) hadnt revelead herself as black widow to the audience in iron man 2. We all would have known who she was. General audiences wouldnt. Thats the only difference. They did the same thing in Green Lantern with the introduction of Dr Waller. She goes on to do other things in the DCU, but to me she was just a random scientist who could have been anyone (until i learned who she was). So if cyborg is introduced as a military personel whos involved in a firefight in whatever conflict happens win BatmanSuperman and he gets blown up halfway through the battle. Thats his origin and we know he will survive to become Cyborg.
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5:02AM on 04/25/2014
I woulda saved Cyborg for a Teen Titans movie.
I have no problem with them introing some of the league members through their alter egos first. As long as Supes and Bats are the only ones in costume I don't see a problem. One thing that should be mentioned is the Avengers don't use secret identities but the JLA do. So they probably have to do it this way.
I woulda saved Cyborg for a Teen Titans movie.
I have no problem with them introing some of the league members through their alter egos first. As long as Supes and Bats are the only ones in costume I don't see a problem. One thing that should be mentioned is the Avengers don't use secret identities but the JLA do. So they probably have to do it this way.
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4:17AM on 04/25/2014
To be honest I lost faith after watching Man Of Steel and I am a big fan of Superman.
To be honest I lost faith after watching Man Of Steel and I am a big fan of Superman.
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3:19AM on 04/25/2014

DONE

I was excited as hell for this but theyre rushing it too much.They just need to say to hell with it and call this one Justice League Part 1. Cant believe Im saying this about a Batman movie but Im walking away! My interest waned after the Luthor casting was announced. ... This must be what fans old enough to know better felt like after they saw Batman and Robin news
I was excited as hell for this but theyre rushing it too much.They just need to say to hell with it and call this one Justice League Part 1. Cant believe Im saying this about a Batman movie but Im walking away! My interest waned after the Luthor casting was announced. ... This must be what fans old enough to know better felt like after they saw Batman and Robin news
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2:50AM on 04/25/2014
This feels like way too many cameos, is DC low on cash or something? Why can't they just make a Cyborg and a Wonder Woman movie, all of these mini intros are feeling very unnecessary at this stage.
This feels like way too many cameos, is DC low on cash or something? Why can't they just make a Cyborg and a Wonder Woman movie, all of these mini intros are feeling very unnecessary at this stage.
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3:34AM on 04/25/2014
Because it doesn't guarantee success, female superheroes have flopped in the past (Elektra, Catwoman), and Cyborg?. I guess after the gamble with Green lantern, they want to start off in one movie, THEN, movie to the individuals before the big bang that is Justice League.

Having a single movie fail like Green Lantern would obviously mess up their plans

But I'm guessing
Because it doesn't guarantee success, female superheroes have flopped in the past (Elektra, Catwoman), and Cyborg?. I guess after the gamble with Green lantern, they want to start off in one movie, THEN, movie to the individuals before the big bang that is Justice League.

Having a single movie fail like Green Lantern would obviously mess up their plans

But I'm guessing
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2:23AM on 04/25/2014
So they thought avengers has Ultron, so now we need to have a robot (Cyborg whatever) too! Between the excess of new characters, Cera and Eisenberg as the villains and this, its piling up to be a big smelly pile of Shit Definitely wont be seeing this in theaters.
So they thought avengers has Ultron, so now we need to have a robot (Cyborg whatever) too! Between the excess of new characters, Cera and Eisenberg as the villains and this, its piling up to be a big smelly pile of Shit Definitely wont be seeing this in theaters.
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2:38AM on 04/25/2014
Michael Cera = April Fool's joke. He's not in the film playing Riddler. He's not involved at all.
Michael Cera = April Fool's joke. He's not in the film playing Riddler. He's not involved at all.
3:30AM on 04/25/2014
I Can't believe anyone believed that
I Can't believe anyone believed that
9:22AM on 04/25/2014
What a Joblo noob.
What a Joblo noob.
2:17AM on 04/25/2014
I'm starting to think this movie should only have Batman and Superman in it.
I'm starting to think this movie should only have Batman and Superman in it.
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1:32AM on 04/25/2014
He has a spot-on look for Victor Stone. I guess WB can strike gold every once in a while.
He has a spot-on look for Victor Stone. I guess WB can strike gold every once in a while.
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11:06PM on 04/24/2014
And this is when superman gets less screen time and will not be a proper sequel. I don't mind the idea of the justice league but I wish they would take their time.
And this is when superman gets less screen time and will not be a proper sequel. I don't mind the idea of the justice league but I wish they would take their time.
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12:06AM on 04/25/2014
Even the article states its a small role. Likely a cameo to set up for the Justice League film. How is that taking away screen time from Superman?
Even the article states its a small role. Likely a cameo to set up for the Justice League film. How is that taking away screen time from Superman?
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10:12PM on 04/24/2014
Interesting choice with this casting. Having Cyborg in the film pretty much confirms a Justice League film afterwards and that it will most likely be the 52 line up. While I'm more accustomed to the Big Seven I dont mind that they might go with the new 52 root. I do hope the rumor of BvS and a Justice League film will be filmed back to back is true.
Interesting choice with this casting. Having Cyborg in the film pretty much confirms a Justice League film afterwards and that it will most likely be the 52 line up. While I'm more accustomed to the Big Seven I dont mind that they might go with the new 52 root. I do hope the rumor of BvS and a Justice League film will be filmed back to back is true.
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9:47PM on 04/24/2014
Makes me wonder who else they will add for the actual justice league movie. Flash, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Martian Manhunter, and Green Lantern are still available. I doubt they will use all of them since the film will get too crowded. And Cyborg seems like Robocop (part man and machine), so it's strange they'd choose him over some more interesting characters. But maybe he's just around as a tease like Dr. Conners in the Raimi movies.
Makes me wonder who else they will add for the actual justice league movie. Flash, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Martian Manhunter, and Green Lantern are still available. I doubt they will use all of them since the film will get too crowded. And Cyborg seems like Robocop (part man and machine), so it's strange they'd choose him over some more interesting characters. But maybe he's just around as a tease like Dr. Conners in the Raimi movies.
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10:14PM on 04/24/2014
I'm guessing the line up will probably be Superman, Bats, WW, Flash, Green Lantern and Cyborg. If they add one for member it will be Aquaman.
I'm guessing the line up will probably be Superman, Bats, WW, Flash, Green Lantern and Cyborg. If they add one for member it will be Aquaman.
10:35PM on 04/24/2014
Its not starnge they added Cyborg to this film, its called affirmative action
Its not starnge they added Cyborg to this film, its called affirmative action
9:24AM on 04/25/2014
They actually have the race card covered with Laurence Fishbourne, they probably added this role because they WANTED TO.
They actually have the race card covered with Laurence Fishbourne, they probably added this role because they WANTED TO.
11:35AM on 04/25/2014
Ah your right, I forgot about Morpheous' role in the movie. Must be cuz his role in MoS was so small, hopefully he gets a bigger role. extra tidbit - when I put my sunglasses on, people say I look like Morpheous, no joke.
Ah your right, I forgot about Morpheous' role in the movie. Must be cuz his role in MoS was so small, hopefully he gets a bigger role. extra tidbit - when I put my sunglasses on, people say I look like Morpheous, no joke.
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9:37PM on 04/24/2014

I have a feeling

He will be Victor Stone in this movie, like how Felicia Hardy was in the Amazing Spiderman 2 (But not black Cat), obviously a cameo for the upcoming Justice League.
Has it got to do with that football match they filmed?
He will be Victor Stone in this movie, like how Felicia Hardy was in the Amazing Spiderman 2 (But not black Cat), obviously a cameo for the upcoming Justice League.
Has it got to do with that football match they filmed?
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9:31PM on 04/24/2014

Huh?

Waiting for the official title change to Justice League in a couple months.
Waiting for the official title change to Justice League in a couple months.
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9:24PM on 04/24/2014

Crowded much?

I'm beginning to get skeptical about this. This had better have Avengers level writing to make all these characters mesh together. Otherwise this is going to be painfully bad.
I'm beginning to get skeptical about this. This had better have Avengers level writing to make all these characters mesh together. Otherwise this is going to be painfully bad.
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10:14PM on 04/24/2014
Joss Whedon does vampires... we get Buffy The Vampire Slayer

David S. Goyer does vampires... we get Blade Trinity.

Yeah, this is not going to be Avengers level writing, and that's what worries me too.
Joss Whedon does vampires... we get Buffy The Vampire Slayer

David S. Goyer does vampires... we get Blade Trinity.

Yeah, this is not going to be Avengers level writing, and that's what worries me too.
8:10AM on 04/25/2014
As someone who didn't care for the The Avengers, I hope Batman vs.Superman DOESN'T have that level of writing. I actually like to have everything characters I care about and an actual story e.g. Captain America 2.
As someone who didn't care for the The Avengers, I hope Batman vs.Superman DOESN'T have that level of writing. I actually like to have everything characters I care about and an actual story e.g. Captain America 2.
9:15PM on 04/24/2014

Let's be honest

Fuck it let's call this what it is...Justice League...if that's what they're doing fine but don't masquerade this as a Man of Steel sequel...this guy looks the part but I have no idea who he is so I can't comment on his casting.
Fuck it let's call this what it is...Justice League...if that's what they're doing fine but don't masquerade this as a Man of Steel sequel...this guy looks the part but I have no idea who he is so I can't comment on his casting.
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8:46PM on 04/24/2014

It will work!

He's obviously just going to be Victory Stone playing in the Gotham vs Metropolis football game! That's it I bet!
He's obviously just going to be Victory Stone playing in the Gotham vs Metropolis football game! That's it I bet!
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8:39PM on 04/24/2014
My guess is there must be some kind of event during the football play between Gotham and Metropolis and Victor Stone got caught in the crossfire.
My guess is there must be some kind of event during the football play between Gotham and Metropolis and Victor Stone got caught in the crossfire.
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8:38PM on 04/24/2014
Yet, they still refrain from using 'Justice League' on the title.
Yet, they still refrain from using 'Justice League' on the title.
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8:30PM on 04/24/2014

It will work!

He's obviously just going to be Victory Stone playing in the Gotham vs Metropolis football game! That's it I bet!
He's obviously just going to be Victory Stone playing in the Gotham vs Metropolis football game! That's it I bet!
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8:27PM on 04/24/2014

Successfully juggling large casts in superhero movies is not impossible

Nolan did a brilliant job in his Batman films and the Russo brothers did quite nicely in The Winter Soldier. To his credit, Snyder actually did a pretty decent job of this in Watchmen, but I chalk that success up more to the source material than his own skills, considering how literal of an adaptation he made. With most of his other films he's demonstrated that strong characterization isn't really his forte and I don't trust Goyer to do this many characters justice. Batman Begins worked because
Nolan did a brilliant job in his Batman films and the Russo brothers did quite nicely in The Winter Soldier. To his credit, Snyder actually did a pretty decent job of this in Watchmen, but I chalk that success up more to the source material than his own skills, considering how literal of an adaptation he made. With most of his other films he's demonstrated that strong characterization isn't really his forte and I don't trust Goyer to do this many characters justice. Batman Begins worked because Nolan wrote the final script, and Goyer and Goyer had no hand in writing the actual scripts for The Dark Knight or The Dark Knight Rises (he only helped with the basic story outline for TDK, although he received "story by" credit for all three since they were sequels to a film he helped co-write). No, instead when he tries to do "team-up" movies we get garbage like Blade Trinity and Jumper. I'm not biased in favor of Marvel, but Whedon has shown that he can adeptly juggle multiple characters while still helping them to maintain individuality and actual depth, so when Age of Ultron adds a new cast member, I don't worry about it, but when this film does, I cringe.
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7:58PM on 04/24/2014

It's too early to say anything but...

I think this is going to suck. They should've just followed the Marvel formula and took their time. Hopefully the movie proves me wrong though.
I think this is going to suck. They should've just followed the Marvel formula and took their time. Hopefully the movie proves me wrong though.
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7:58PM on 04/24/2014
Can't say I'm excited about the inclusion of Cyborg in this film.

If this isn't Justice League - won't all these heroes being in the same film make an actual JL film feel a bit flat?

Ah well - I'm still expecting/hoping for a casting announcement for Commisioner Gordon (and at a push Robin/Nightwing).
Can't say I'm excited about the inclusion of Cyborg in this film.

If this isn't Justice League - won't all these heroes being in the same film make an actual JL film feel a bit flat?

Ah well - I'm still expecting/hoping for a casting announcement for Commisioner Gordon (and at a push Robin/Nightwing).
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7:54PM on 04/24/2014
Good casting. I just hope Cavill's screen time doesn't get shafted with all of the additional characters in this film this time around.
Good casting. I just hope Cavill's screen time doesn't get shafted with all of the additional characters in this film this time around.
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7:35PM on 04/24/2014

Victory Stone!

Now just add Billy Batson's cameo as a Vic Stone fanboy.
Now just add Billy Batson's cameo as a Vic Stone fanboy.
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7:30PM on 04/24/2014
Just call it Justice League. Seriously.
Just call it Justice League. Seriously.
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7:29PM on 04/24/2014

not a large part?

I'll take it then, they are playing a football game between gotham and metropolis so maybe Clark is interview Vic at some point, I'm just glad he will be included in Justice League
I'll take it then, they are playing a football game between gotham and metropolis so maybe Clark is interview Vic at some point, I'm just glad he will be included in Justice League
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7:23PM on 04/24/2014
Man they are just skipping all the foreplay and just getting right down to it aren't they?
Man they are just skipping all the foreplay and just getting right down to it aren't they?
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