According to an exclusive from Variety, Theatre actor Ray Fisher has been tapped to play Victor Stone, AKA Cyborg, in the upcoming still untitled Batman-Superman feature from Warner Bros and Zack Synder.
Variety notes that well over the past few weeks, Warner Bros. have been test-screening several actors for this role, and whilst Variety's sources state that he won't have an important role in Batman vs. Superman, they claim that he'll have a major role in Warner Bros' upcoming film plans, including Justice League. Fisher is well-known for portraying Muhammad Ali in the Broadway play "Fetch Clay, Make Man".
It's no surprise that Warner Bros. is looking to include Cyborg into their upcoming film universe. He's a fantastic superhero that naturally adds some great diversity to their coveted superhero roster, unlike Marvel Studios. Cyborg has been apart of the Justice League in all major media over the past 2 years, ever since the New 52 launched and gave him a spotlight role, so most of the audiences are already aware of the character. Additionally, Henry Cavill noted that he would love to have Cyborg join the roster of superheroes in the future of Warner Bros feature films. Now, it looks like the "United Nations Justice League" that we reported about is falling into place with Zack Snyder casting people with a variety of ethniticies and cultural backgrounds.
Meanwhile, the untitled Batman vs. Superman picture shot a football game scene almost six months ago, before the big re-write and delay. It's unknown if this will be included in the picture at this point, but Vic Stone's origin as Cyborg in the New 52, and animated features involve the character as a star football athlete. Warner Bros is also including S.T.A.R Labs in their small-screen shows such as Arrow and The Flash, which are also important to Stone's origin. Heck, there was also an easter egg of the scientific company in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. In case you haven't noticed, Warner Bros. have for years, prepped the audiences with a character or theme that they plan to present in an upcoming DC Comics film.
Batman vs. Superman(: Age of Diversity*) is currently doing camera tests in Detroit and is said to head into production next month. We should be expecting the first images of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman to drop within the coming weeks.
*Not the actual title.