We have some more casting news for Batman vs. Superman, and this one’s for yet another Justice League member. According to Variety, the theater actor – who also tested for Star Wars: Episode VII – is set to play Cyborg in the superhero epic. Victor Stone was previously rumored to be in the movie in a minor role, with Michael B. Jordan reportedly meeting with Zack Snyder for the role. Of course, since he was recently cast as Human Torch in Fantastic Four, that couldn’t come to pass. Variety confirms that Cyborg’s role in this movie is minor, but will be expanded in future films in the DC Cinematic Universe, such as Justice League. It’s unknown whether or not Stone undergoes his transformation into the character in Batman vs. Superman, but it makes sense to introduce him before becoming Cyborg.
Cyborg is the latest Justice League member to be cast in the Man of Steel sequel. In addition to Superman and Batman, Wonder Woman will also play a supporting role. Heroes like The Flash and Aquaman have additionally been rumored for cameo roles. Naturally, this leads to speculation among fans that this is actually a Justice League movie – or at least, the first part of the team’s formation. The latter would be a unique move, allowing plenty of time to tell the JLA’s origin story.
It also makes sense to use Cyborg as a member of the big screen Justice League. His popularity has soared since being introduced as an original JL member in the New 52, and has been showcased in recent video games and animated movies. Additionally, Superman actor Henry Cavill previously shared his interest in seeing the character in the DCCU, after Man of Steel referenced S.T.A.R. Labs.
Overall, this is yet another exciting move as Warner Bros. builds its DC Cinematic Universe. Stay tuned for more news as we have it.
Batman vs. Superman (not the final title) is scheduled to hit theaters May 6th, 2016. The follow-up to Man of Steel, the next installment in the DC Cinematic Universe stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, Holly Hunter, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, and Laurence Fishburne. Zack Snyder directs from a script by David S. Goyer and Chris Terrio.
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