Broadway actor Ray Fisher has landed the role of Cyborg in Warner Bros.' upcoming superhero sequel Batman Vs. Superman. Sources indicate the character doesn't have a major role in this upcoming adventure, which is currently shooting in Michigan, but Cyborg will play a much bigger part in other movies the studio is developing, leading up to Justice League.
The actor joins a cast that already includes Henry Cavill (Clark Kent/Superman), Ben Affleck (Bruce Wayne/Batman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey and Tao Okamoto.
Cyborg, a.k.a. Victor Stone, is a half-man half-robot whose body was destroyed during an accident at S.T.A.R. Labs. He was saved through the use of experimental technology, with his body parts being replaced with a number of high-tech gadgets and weapons.
"On the extras on the Blu-ray, we're going to get the opportunity to see Zack Snyder's references to other aspects of the DC Universe. There's one obvious one which is now particularly obvious because of our next installment, which is involving Batman as well. We see Bruce Wayne Enterprises on the satellite in space. We also see some references to LexCorp. I have no actual further knowledge of this next story, but there's a good chance Lex is going to be introduced soon or at some stage. What really intrigued me was Dr. Emil Hamilton's reference to S.T.A.R. Labs. Cyborg I think would make a wonderful character and an incredible bridge between both superhumans and humanity in a different way to Batman. So I don't know where he's going to come in or if he's going to come in, but that's one I'm particularly excited about. Other references I'm not too sure on, but we'll see where those lead. Those with keen eyes will see them."
We first heard about Cyborg's possible inclusion back in February, when it was revealed that Michael B. Jordan may have been up for the role, before he landed the part of Johnny Storm in The Fantastic Four. As for S.T.A.R. Labs, it hasn't been confirmed whether or not this facility will be included in Batman Vs. Superman, or other characters such as Rampage.