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Rumor: Warner Bros may be looking to cast Cyborg for Batman vs Superman

Feb. 21, 2014by:

With BATMAN VS SUPERMAN showcasing the new Dark Knight alongside Wonder Woman and potentially Dwayne Johnson as Green Lantern, the DC Cinematic Universe is slowly coming together. We have heard rumblings of appearances from Aquaman and Green Arrow and now some more rumors may support the appearance of another Justice League member in the sequel to MAN OF STEEL.

While Latino Review may be pretty hit or miss these days with their inside sources, they were correct about the casting call that turned out to be for Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Now, it appears Zack Snyder and the studio are searching for a physically fit, African American male in his early 20s for an undisclosed role. This could be for a non-hero role, or it could be for Cyborg.

Latino Review also claims that Zack Snyder met with Michael B. Jordan for the role, so it likely is not some minor part. With Jordan taking the part of Johnny Storm in THE FANTASTIC FOUR, the potential for this role to be any hero, African American or otherwise, is wide open. DC, as with the casting of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, is not going to just play it safe and could be changing the ethnicity of any character. They already cast Laurence Fishburne as Perry White and made Jimmy Olsen into a girl, so anything is possible.

What do you think: is DC looking for a Cyborg? We will know for sure when BATMAN VS SUPERMAN hits theaters on May 6, 2016.

Source: Latino Review

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10:42AM on 02/25/2014
All the ones asking for Justice League movie since this is no longer Batman vs Superman...

You do realise they have announced actors for roles, but they haven't explained how much of a role they will have or how many movies they are signed for. All these names could be making an appearance with 5 min's left in the movie as an intro to a Justice League movie or the next DC installment. None of you negative naysayers seem to grasp the possibility that not EVERY movie featuring this many actors
All the ones asking for Justice League movie since this is no longer Batman vs Superman...

You do realise they have announced actors for roles, but they haven't explained how much of a role they will have or how many movies they are signed for. All these names could be making an appearance with 5 min's left in the movie as an intro to a Justice League movie or the next DC installment. None of you negative naysayers seem to grasp the possibility that not EVERY movie featuring this many actors has to give them all prime screen time. Think Hawkeye in The Avengers :)
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7:13PM on 02/23/2014
This is going to be like the "Street Fighter" movie. Lots of characters , not enough time for development. Some superheros are going to disappear into the background.
This is going to be like the "Street Fighter" movie. Lots of characters , not enough time for development. Some superheros are going to disappear into the background.
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3:18PM on 02/22/2014
It's kind of sad that when you either want a black actor because the role in the comic book film requires it, or because you want to fight the perception that comics and comic films only portray white people, the only actor anyone can seem to come up with is Michael B Jordan? Nothing against him but is he the only young black guy in Hollywood? Is he also being sought for the role of Luke Power in the Netflix series?

I'm the last person to ever jump on the "PC-everything" bandwagon-- I find
It's kind of sad that when you either want a black actor because the role in the comic book film requires it, or because you want to fight the perception that comics and comic films only portray white people, the only actor anyone can seem to come up with is Michael B Jordan? Nothing against him but is he the only young black guy in Hollywood? Is he also being sought for the role of Luke Power in the Netflix series?

I'm the last person to ever jump on the "PC-everything" bandwagon-- I find most all of it facetious and counterproductive-- but hell, they can't find anyone else? It's a shame Mackie took the 4th or 5th lead role in CAP:2. because he's an incredible actor that could certainly carry his own movie if given a shot. Older, more well established minority actors (Jackson, Cheadle, Saldana, Foxx) seem to have an easier time of it. But what younger black actors are really even on the Hollywwod radar? I read and think about cinema a lot and outside of M.B. Jordan I can't think of anyone. If we were talking about white guys I could probably name you 20 right off the bat.

I don't know, it's just my opinion, but an interesting topic for discussion. Given the ridiculous uproar about Jordan as Jonny Storm (they're adopted. this changes the story how? end of controversy) and to a lesser extent even Jackson as Fury initially, it would be surprising to see these studios try race switching even for simple equality's sake in the future.
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1:21PM on 02/22/2014
The way Snyder and DC are going with casting. Its highly unlikely that they'd go with The Rock as Lantern. We should look at all other actors who have auditioned for the role and then pick the most unlikely candidate of the lot and there you go you have cast an actor for the said role. For all we know the New Green Lantern could be Eddy Murphy, the way they're going about lol
And just a thought wouldn't Mathew McConaughey had been perfect as the Luthor.
Oh well more points to Marvel. Marvel
The way Snyder and DC are going with casting. Its highly unlikely that they'd go with The Rock as Lantern. We should look at all other actors who have auditioned for the role and then pick the most unlikely candidate of the lot and there you go you have cast an actor for the said role. For all we know the New Green Lantern could be Eddy Murphy, the way they're going about lol
And just a thought wouldn't Mathew McConaughey had been perfect as the Luthor.
Oh well more points to Marvel. Marvel is winning on multiple fronts.
This reminds of a South Park episode where Lucas and Spielberg were raping Indy. Similar thing here only replace Lucas and Spielberg with Snyder and DC producers and replace Indy with all the popular DC Superheroes, save for good ol Supes because that is one casting I agree with but who knows maybe they'll destroy that too.
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3:23PM on 02/22/2014
The Rock would be a badass addition to a cast that could surely use it, though. If he's playing Jon Stewart people couldn't even get their pannies in a wad about the race thing either. It would also allow Ryan Reynolds to come back as Hal Jordan at some suture date if they chose to do that. In SvP Hal could just be somewhere else in the universe doing something else.

Plus, The Rock is a franchise saver. You bring that dude in and your franchise automatically gets a bump. It's a virtual
The Rock would be a badass addition to a cast that could surely use it, though. If he's playing Jon Stewart people couldn't even get their pannies in a wad about the race thing either. It would also allow Ryan Reynolds to come back as Hal Jordan at some suture date if they chose to do that. In SvP Hal could just be somewhere else in the universe doing something else.

Plus, The Rock is a franchise saver. You bring that dude in and your franchise automatically gets a bump. It's a virtual mathematical certainty at this point.
11:29AM on 02/22/2014

Wow.....

This film is starting to scare the shit out of me. Can we please just leave it at bats and supes?
This film is starting to scare the shit out of me. Can we please just leave it at bats and supes?
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10:22AM on 02/22/2014
I think this film is actually being put together by the Joker
I think this film is actually being put together by the Joker
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8:33AM on 02/22/2014
If, as was rumoured, they're shooting Man Of Steel 2 / Batman vs Superman back to back with Justice League, then I guess it makes sense for them to at least suggest the existence of other heroes in the first film. Maybe it'll work. Maybe it'll be genius. Or not. Time will tell.
If, as was rumoured, they're shooting Man Of Steel 2 / Batman vs Superman back to back with Justice League, then I guess it makes sense for them to at least suggest the existence of other heroes in the first film. Maybe it'll work. Maybe it'll be genius. Or not. Time will tell.
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7:01AM on 02/22/2014
Everyone involved with the making of this movie is clearly very, very drunk.
Everyone involved with the making of this movie is clearly very, very drunk.
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6:57AM on 02/22/2014
DC you are trying too hard to be cool like Marvel. Jeez guys, do your own thing. If it's Batman vs. Superman then stick to it. Not Batman vs. Superman and Maybe Everyone Else.
DC you are trying too hard to be cool like Marvel. Jeez guys, do your own thing. If it's Batman vs. Superman then stick to it. Not Batman vs. Superman and Maybe Everyone Else.
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5:18AM on 02/22/2014

OH FOR GODS SAKE JUST CALL IT JUSTICE LEAGUE ALREADY

or are they going to intro just one characters in that film the martian man hunter....

i can think of just one phrase to sum this film up cluster fuck.
or are they going to intro just one characters in that film the martian man hunter....

i can think of just one phrase to sum this film up cluster fuck.
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1:41AM on 02/22/2014

Cyborg Casting

If you ask me... Either Chadwick Boseman, Quinton Aaron, or Omar Sy should be up for the part. Preferably Omar Sy, If you ask me.
But SERIOUSLY. What is up with all these characters coming in?!?
Obviously DC's wanting to catch up with Marvel as quick & efficiently as possible...
But I mean at this point... COME ON. They might as well just call it "Justice League".
Hopefully they'll call it something else besides "BATMAN V.S SUPERMAN". Here's hoping for "World's Finest". c|:^{D~
If you ask me... Either Chadwick Boseman, Quinton Aaron, or Omar Sy should be up for the part. Preferably Omar Sy, If you ask me.
But SERIOUSLY. What is up with all these characters coming in?!?
Obviously DC's wanting to catch up with Marvel as quick & efficiently as possible...
But I mean at this point... COME ON. They might as well just call it "Justice League".
Hopefully they'll call it something else besides "BATMAN V.S SUPERMAN". Here's hoping for "World's Finest". c|:^{D~
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2:01AM on 02/22/2014
It was all rabble, until you mentioned 'World's Finest'. I would like to see that.
It was all rabble, until you mentioned 'World's Finest'. I would like to see that.
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12:27AM on 02/22/2014

It would be great

If the justice league joined together on movie 3 to fight darkseid like that Justice League: War trailer shown, with Darkseid doing a cameo on Man of steel 2. But then again, it would be too similar to the Avengers.

I'm just curious, if the villain is Lex (normal human), why would there be a need for Batman and WW and possibly Cyborg (still a rumour), unless there is another villian (Darkseid?) or Bats, WW and Cyborg will fight Superman
If the justice league joined together on movie 3 to fight darkseid like that Justice League: War trailer shown, with Darkseid doing a cameo on Man of steel 2. But then again, it would be too similar to the Avengers.

I'm just curious, if the villain is Lex (normal human), why would there be a need for Batman and WW and possibly Cyborg (still a rumour), unless there is another villian (Darkseid?) or Bats, WW and Cyborg will fight Superman
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1:23PM on 02/22/2014
I actually think supes is gonna kind of be the villain. I think lex will represent all the ppl who didn't like MOS bc of the casualties and that'll get things started off, with Bats also looking into it
I actually think supes is gonna kind of be the villain. I think lex will represent all the ppl who didn't like MOS bc of the casualties and that'll get things started off, with Bats also looking into it
11:07PM on 02/21/2014

Apparently

Michael B Jordan is the only young black actor in Hollywood, since he's attached to everything...
Michael B Jordan is the only young black actor in Hollywood, since he's attached to everything...
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10:42PM on 02/21/2014
Because apparently there arent enough characters in the movie yet...
Seriously... this started as MAN OF STEEL sequel, then BATMAN VS SUPERMAN... and now is... "Lets see how many characters we can shove up Supermans ass!?"
Because apparently there arent enough characters in the movie yet...
Seriously... this started as MAN OF STEEL sequel, then BATMAN VS SUPERMAN... and now is... "Lets see how many characters we can shove up Supermans ass!?"
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10:21PM on 02/21/2014
Yes throw yet another hero into a movie Ive waited 20 years for. Why bother waiting for a Justice League movie? Lets go all the way make it this one! I'm starting to yearn for the days without crossover superhero films. I hope the next Man of Steel will be a solo film
Yes throw yet another hero into a movie Ive waited 20 years for. Why bother waiting for a Justice League movie? Lets go all the way make it this one! I'm starting to yearn for the days without crossover superhero films. I hope the next Man of Steel will be a solo film
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9:50PM on 02/21/2014
Annnnnd, the absurdity continues.
Annnnnd, the absurdity continues.
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9:49PM on 02/21/2014

This is where Michael B Jordan should be

Role is a perfect fit for him, he was born to play cyborg, regardless of his FF casting DC needs to make this happen
Role is a perfect fit for him, he was born to play cyborg, regardless of his FF casting DC needs to make this happen
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9:22PM on 02/21/2014

ISN'T ULTRON A CYBORG OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT?

What do I know? Not much about this apparently but it sounds superhero redundancy and unless somebody ups the game and gets a little originality flowing it seems like is (insert superhero(es) here) and going to fight (insert villain(s) here). Bring on some real well written science fiction already. I think were getting close to the end of the superhero based deluge. Give it about 5 years before we're completely exhausted with this already.
What do I know? Not much about this apparently but it sounds superhero redundancy and unless somebody ups the game and gets a little originality flowing it seems like is (insert superhero(es) here) and going to fight (insert villain(s) here). Bring on some real well written science fiction already. I think were getting close to the end of the superhero based deluge. Give it about 5 years before we're completely exhausted with this already.
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7:48PM on 02/21/2014
Michael B. Jordan is much more suited to playing Cyborg than the Human Torch. I think he sounded the part in Justice League: War. I think Derek Luke would work as well, he's got that footballer build.
Michael B. Jordan is much more suited to playing Cyborg than the Human Torch. I think he sounded the part in Justice League: War. I think Derek Luke would work as well, he's got that footballer build.
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7:40PM on 02/21/2014
Would definitely be cool to have Cyborg appear in this, but Michael B. Jordan can stay the fuck away from this. Very far away from it. He's already ruined the new Fantastic Four along with everyone else in that film, so he can just keep his ass in that film. There are many other capable African American actors out there that are just as good as Jordan if not better.
Would definitely be cool to have Cyborg appear in this, but Michael B. Jordan can stay the fuck away from this. Very far away from it. He's already ruined the new Fantastic Four along with everyone else in that film, so he can just keep his ass in that film. There are many other capable African American actors out there that are just as good as Jordan if not better.
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7:11PM on 02/21/2014
I really hate to be negative about these films, because generally I'm quite a 'happy to go see a film' type...
but... really... I don't want all these cameos in this film. Save them for solo films or Justice League itself.

Yes, I am excited for this film... I loved Man of Steel and I love all things Batman... so Batman vs Superman (or whatever I shall be titled) is a winner for me.... when they added Wonder Woman I was like, okay cool.

But save all these other characters for later
I really hate to be negative about these films, because generally I'm quite a 'happy to go see a film' type...
but... really... I don't want all these cameos in this film. Save them for solo films or Justice League itself.

Yes, I am excited for this film... I loved Man of Steel and I love all things Batman... so Batman vs Superman (or whatever I shall be titled) is a winner for me.... when they added Wonder Woman I was like, okay cool.

But save all these other characters for later films....

Honestly, and people may not share my view here, but what I really would have liked is - following Man of Steel....

Man of Steel 2 (introducing Wonder Woman in the same way Black Widow was introduced in Iron Man 2, and of course bringing us our new Lex Luthor.

A solo Batman film introducing us with Mr Affleck at Bats, lets us shake off the Nolan trilogy and get used to a new version.

THEN bring Supes and Bats together in Batman Vs Superman. Including Wonder Woman again OR bring in a new hero... not sure, someone who maybe is a tougher sell as a solo project.

Then give us a couple of other hero solo flicks - the new Green Lantern if they really are leaving the Reynolds film begin and I'm guessing The Flash is the other next best sellable hero.

and THEN bring us Justice League. That's when we can get the likes of Cyborg, Green Arrow, Martian Manhunter, Aquaman etc... in fact, you don't need all of them. Just a couple. Leave some out for future JL films or solo films.

Yes, I guess I'm take the cue from the Marvel Cinematic Universe... but you know - if it ain't broke etc...
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7:08PM on 02/21/2014
Warner Bros. needs to cut the shit and just start calling this Justice League.
Warner Bros. needs to cut the shit and just start calling this Justice League.
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6:52PM on 02/21/2014
THIS role would be good for the Rock. Not Lantern.
THIS role would be good for the Rock. Not Lantern.
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6:23PM on 02/21/2014

Cyborg is awesome

How about they cast a black actor but they put him in white face?!?! Nah but seriously I'm cool with it. At this point does it matter how many more heroes they add? They're obviously leading into Justice League where Cyborg most certainly deserves to be a part of.
How about they cast a black actor but they put him in white face?!?! Nah but seriously I'm cool with it. At this point does it matter how many more heroes they add? They're obviously leading into Justice League where Cyborg most certainly deserves to be a part of.
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6:21PM on 02/21/2014
What's the sudden infatuation with Michael B. Jordan? He's good but not good enough for every fucking comic book film to screen test him.
What's the sudden infatuation with Michael B. Jordan? He's good but not good enough for every fucking comic book film to screen test him.
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6:48PM on 02/21/2014
the "sudden infatuation with Michael B. Jordan" is due to Fruitvale Station. he was in almost every scene of one of the best films of 2013, and he was incredible. one of the 3 or 4 best performances of 2013 (along with Oscar Isaac, Cate Blanchett, and Chewetel Ejiofor )
the "sudden infatuation with Michael B. Jordan" is due to Fruitvale Station. he was in almost every scene of one of the best films of 2013, and he was incredible. one of the 3 or 4 best performances of 2013 (along with Oscar Isaac, Cate Blanchett, and Chewetel Ejiofor )
10:25PM on 02/21/2014
hmmm never heard of it
hmmm never heard of it
2:07AM on 02/22/2014
Just Google 'Michael Jordan', you should figure it out from there.
Just Google 'Michael Jordan', you should figure it out from there.
3:18PM on 02/24/2014
Okay, I Googled him, what am I supposed to be seeing?

HARDBALL (bad), RED TAILS (terrible), CHRONICLE (not the best part of the film by far) and FRUITVILLE STATION was great.

Hardly enough for everyone to be getting a movie boners over this guy.
Okay, I Googled him, what am I supposed to be seeing?

HARDBALL (bad), RED TAILS (terrible), CHRONICLE (not the best part of the film by far) and FRUITVILLE STATION was great.

Hardly enough for everyone to be getting a movie boners over this guy.
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6:20PM on 02/21/2014

Does anyone else think that

. . . this is starting to sound more like a Justice League movie than a superman sequel?
. . . this is starting to sound more like a Justice League movie than a superman sequel?
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10:24PM on 02/21/2014
Yeah apparently WB doesnt know how to pace themselves
Yeah apparently WB doesnt know how to pace themselves
6:20PM on 02/21/2014

mix it up a little

I think they should make cyborg a Chinese monkey. Ben affleck has the acting chops to work well with a monkey.
I think they should make cyborg a Chinese monkey. Ben affleck has the acting chops to work well with a monkey.
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5:56PM on 02/21/2014
They should keep with the current trend and make Cyborg a white dude.
They should keep with the current trend and make Cyborg a white dude.
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6:00PM on 02/21/2014
Or even a white chick.
Or even a white chick.
6:02PM on 02/21/2014
That is funny, both comments are funny. Thanks guys.
That is funny, both comments are funny. Thanks guys.
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