Justice League isn’t just as a superhero team-up movie, according to Zack Snyder – it’s also a Cyborg origin film.
The 55-year-old Director discusses his new ‘Snyder Cut’ in Deadline, revealing his original intentions regarding the character Cyborg played by Ray Fisher.
“I’m not exactly sure what they did to his character in the theatrical cut,” says Snyder, who famously hasn’t watched the original, “but I could tell you that in my version of the movie, you know, Chris Terrio and I, from the very beginning, when we first sat down to talk about this, we were like Cyborg is a super important character, and remember, that was 2015 when we wrote the script.”
He goes on to say that “it was long overdue, having, […] a person of color superhero […] at sort of the center of the movie”. But most intriguingly, Snyder says that “The Cyborg origin movie is Justice League”.
Snyder continues to say that, “we just assumed that, you know, Cyborg, by the end of Justice League, is standing on his feet. He’s ready to go for any kind of solo effort you can imagine, right?”
Because Cyborg is an “amazing character”, Snyder assumed that Warner Bros. would “jump right on a Cyborg movie”.
Unfortunately, despite Snyder’s intentions, a Cyborg movie may not come to pass. Ray Fisher resigned from the role this year following a dispute with President of DC Films Walter Hamada. The character was originally intended to reappear in this year’s The Flash movie. However, Cyborg was written out and the role is not being recast. It appears that, for now, Cyborg is no longer part of the DCEU.
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