It sounds like Warner Bros. and DC are taking a page out of the Marvel playbook when it comes to their solo movies. The Avengers standalone adventures usually feature at least one other member of the team. And the same will probably be true for some of the upcoming DC spinoffs. While we haven't heard that Superman is officially showing up in Wonder Woman, that idea has been teased. And we know for sure that Batman is taking a stand against the Joker in Suicide Squad. Now we have it on good authority that two more Justice League members are teaming up in one of these side outings.
Producer Deborah Snyder was chatting with Forbes, and seemingly confirmed that Cyborg will be showing up in The Flash. And it sounds like it will be more than just a cameo appearance. She explains as such.
"When we get to the Flash movie, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher - who plays Cyborg - are kind of our youngest characters, and they have a really nice camaraderie with each other. Ezra is super funny, so the tone of that film will be very different than the rest of them."
In this same quote, Deborah Snyder seemingly confirms that future DC movies will also be breaking their No Jokes rule. Which is probably good news for some fans who thought Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was a little too dark and dour. Both Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) and Victor Stone (Ray Fisher) will be showing up together in next year's Justice League Part 1. The Flash then gets his own movie in the spring of 2018, with Aquaman coming later that summer. Cyborg won't get his own movie until 2020.
So, it makes since to have Barry and Victor team up early on. While Cyborg has his fans, he's certainly not the most popular or well known member of the Justice League. A move like this well help establish and familiarize audiences with Cyborg. If released today, Cyborg probably won't stand a chance at the summer box office.
There is also a rumor brewing that Aquaman has a rather substantial role to play in next year's Wonder Woman movie. The Amazons and the underwater kingdom of Atlantis are said to be at war. This is something Wonder Woman supposedly touches on, and will be further explored in Justice League Part 1. What do you think? Are you excited to see Barry and Victor team up in The Flash? Or does it not make much sense yet?