Batman V Superman Reveals Who Plays Cyborg's Dad

by Russ Burlingame

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Warning: spoilers ahead for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

During a much-anticipated sequence in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans got their first brief glimpses of a trio of Justice League members -- and one actor we didn't expect to see.

Joe Morton, Jr. -- the character actor who plays Olivia Pope's father on Scandal -- plays Silas Stone, the father of Victor Stone, the metahuman better known as Cyborg.

While Warner Bros. hasn't said as much yet, it's likely safe to assume that Morton will reprise the role in Justice League and Cyborg.

Ironically, it's Morton's Silas -- and not Vic himself -- who audiences get to hear from directly in the film itself.We also learn that, at least for the purposes of the DC Extended Universe, Silas Stone works for S.T.A.R. Labs, and has custody of an alien artifact which appears to be a Mother Box.

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at ComicBook.com back in 2011.