Written By: Nick Poulimenakos
Justice League re-shoots under Joss Whedon are still underway and now we have some more insight as to what they actually entail for one character.
Joe Morton, who played Cyborg’s father, Dr. Silas Stone, in Batman V Superman and will reprise the role in Justice League, spoke to ComicBookMovie about the changes being made to Cyborg’s character where he stated that the re-shoots are being done to lighten up the character of Vic Stone. He also discussed the lingering resentment Vic holds towards his father in the film.
“Yeah, some of that still exists in the film where Victor sort of feels like, ’yes you saved my life, but look what you made me look like. I can’t go out and be a regular person.’ He has no alias, nothing to hide behind. So what I think is great about that idea is you begin, in a metaphoric way, sort of talking about what it means to be “the other” in society. Even if you have something tremendous to contribute to society, the first thing that most social situations will do is ostracize you because you look different because they don’t know who or what you are. So I think that’s a big deal in this film for that character, and for Silas, and makes for interesting film making.”
Morton then dropped a slight bombshell that eases the tension some fans may have. During Comic Con this year, the standalone Cyborg film was suspiciously left out of the upcoming DCEU movie slate. When asked if the film was still on, Morton said that it is indeed still happening.
“As far as I know it is still happening. I believe, although I’m not entirely sure, that it should start sometime around 2020. That seems to be a wonderful metaphoric year for these Cyborgs.”
So, the Cyborg film is still happening. Frankly, this is good thing… I guess? I’ve never been the biggest fan of Cyborg so I’ll take anything that gives me a reason to care about the character. I know fans were irked when DC opted to use Cyborg instead of Martian Manhunter for the Justice League film so hopefully the film, and actor Ray Fisher, prove critics wrong and show why he deserves to stand alongside DC’s greatest heroes.
Justice League flies into theatres on November 17, 2017.