Ray Fister's portrayal of Victor Stone/Cyborg was introduced to the world in last November's Justice League, and it sounds like his solo outing could still be in the cards.
Joe Morton, who plays Victor's father, Dr. Silas Stone, was recently asked about the solo film's status during an interview with ET. And as he hinted, Cyborg is still on the way, and could end up being some sort of origin story.
"From what I understand, there will be a Cyborg movie." Morton revealed.. "It will be about him and I, and about the family that he came from, how he becomes the Cyborg, et cetera. But from whence he came, as well."
Morton made similar comments about Cyborg's status back in August, when he hinted that (to his knowledge) the film was still making its 2020 release date. But the notion of it being an origin story is certainly interesting, seeing as a number of Cyborg-related scenes seem to have been left on Justice League's cutting room floor.
And according to Morton, the film would bring a new type of representation to the blockbuster landscape.
"I think it's very exciting," Morton continued. "I think it's exciting because there aren't that many, if any, black [superheroes], and in his case in particular, because there is no alias, because there is nothing for him to hide behind, and that he has to be who he is all the time. I think it's a great kind of allegory for what it means to be black in this country."
At the moment, it's unknown exactly when fans can expect more updates about a potential Cyborg solo film. But Fisher already knows when he is set to reprise his role, and has spoken about his desire to diversify the film both in front of and behind the camera.
"I think the cast should be diverse in everything we do," Fisher said. "And I think the crew, equally importantly, should be as diverse. The representation at every level, I think it needs to be adhered to... With Cyborg specifically, I don't necessarily think it's about his particular story. It isn't about black or white. I think the story is about being human, and what that means. And you can have anybody telling that kind of story."0comments
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