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DCEU's Cyborg solo film will be an origin story

01.12.2018

Joe Morton, who plays Silas Stone, Cyborg's scientist father in the DCEU, recently told ET Online that a Cyborg solo film which tells the origin story of the cybernetic hero in the works.

In talking with the entertainment outlet, Morton told ET the following: "From what I understand, there will be a Cyborg movie. It will be about him and I, and about the family that he came from, how he becomes the Cyborg, et cetera," Morton shared. "But from whence he came, as well."

"I think it's very exciting," he continues. "I think it's exciting because there aren't that many, if any, black superheros, and in his case in particular, because there is no alias, because there is nothing for him to hide behind, and that he has to be who he is all the time. I think it's a great kind of allegory for what it means to be black in this country," says Morton.

No black superheroes? Joe, have you seen the trailers for BLACK PANTHER? Have you read the articles pointing to how T'challa and his band of Wakandian warriors are positively slaying early ticket sales? I think that times are about to change for black superheroes on film, and it's about damn time. Furthermore, let's not short change heroes like War Machine, Falcon, Luke Cage, Misty Knight, and soon, Miles Morales. Several of those characters have been tearing it up on the big and small screen for quite some time, now, and I can feel the winds of change at my back like a hurricane is about to blow through 2018.

While there aren't any plans for Morton to appear in the DCU after the filming of CYBORG, the EUREKA and SCANDAL actor gushed to ET Online that he had a blast while participating in laying the foundation for DC's future on film: "To sort of be around Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon, to watch the work that they do and to work with the other actors, other characters, it was just a lot of fun," Morton says. "It was also a stark contrast to what I was doing at the time that I started, because it was kind of the end of Scandal, and then I went off-Broadway to do a play [called Turn Me Loose] about Dick Gregory, which was very real and down to earth. So to jump literally across the Atlantic Ocean and go into a DC comic book was just kind of a head spinner, but it was a lot of fun."

CYBORG starring Ray Fisher and Joe Morton now has a tentative release date of April 3, 2020. Assuming that DC Entertainment doesn't scrap the film as part of their line-wide restructuring, the origin story of how Vic Stone became Cyborg will be produced by newly-appointed president of DC-based film production Walter Hamata and Geoff Johns. No director or writers have been attached to the project at this time. 

Source: ET Online

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