When Warner Bros. announced in April that Broadway star Ray Fisher will make his feature film debut as Victor Stone, a.k.a. Cyborg in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it was believed to be a smaller role that would expand in Justice League. Little did we know that Warner Bros. planned on making this 27-year-old actor a major part of their DC Comics movie universe, after last week's announcement that he will have his own Cyborg movie in 2020. During a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor also confirmed that he will star in both Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2, along with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and his stand-alone Cyborg movie.
The actor revealed that he was just as surprised as the fans, since he was told only a few hours before last week's huge announcement that he will be getting his own Cyborg movie.
"I didn't know the extent to which DC and WB had planned on taking my character. When I signed on, I just wanted to be part of this world. But that specific information, I found out then and there. I didn't think I'd be getting my own stand-alone film."
Ray Fisher wrapped his scenes on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in July, and while he wouldn't divulge any plot details, he did say that he met his fellow Justice League cast members Ben Affleck (Batman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) and Jason Momoa (Aquaman) on the set.
"I met everyone in the Justice League except Henry Cavill (Superman) and Ezra Miller (The Flash). It was surreal. You get this idea of going to work on a Hollywood set as being really stressful and nerve-wracking. But it blew that stereotype away. If they did have stressful times, it wasn't while I was there."
"Let me tell you, man, people are in for a hell of a treat."
The actor first made waves in last year's off-Broadway play Fetch Clay, where he played legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, which lead to him being in contention for a role in Star Wars: Episode VII. When his stand-alone Cyborg movie hits the big screen in six years, he'll be the first African-American to star in a non-ensemble superhero movie since Will Smith's 2008 adventure Hancock. The actor added that he didn't see himself landing these types of roles until his 40s.
"I'm a long-game player and didn't see any of this happening until at least my 40s. It's a huge honor, but a bit of pressure comes along with it. My mind is just boggled right now."
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