The Cyborg Movie is Still Happening!

Joe Morton recently said that the standalone movie for Victor Stone, aka Cyborg (Ray Fisher), was still in the cards. In addition, he shared some details about the project.

In October 2014, Warner Bros. announced the Cyborg movie as part of their slate of upcoming DC Comics-based movies. They scheduled it for a 2020 release, but we never heard anymore about it, so we assumed that the project was as good as dead.

Morton, who portrays Cyborg's father, told ET that he believes that the movie, which is to be a Cyborg origin story, was still in the works:

From what I understand, there will be a Cyborg movie. It will be about him and me, and about the family he came from, how he becomes the Cyborg, etc. But from whence he came, as well.

Morton expressed his optimism about the movie's prospects in August 2017, suggesting that the project was expected to head into production “sometime around 2020”.

The idea of the Cyborg solo movie as an origin story may be a bit hard to swallow, since both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League have already covered the DC Comics superhero's story.

Joe Morton as Cyborg's father Dr. Silas Stone in Justice League Joe Morton as Cyborg's father Dr. Silas Stone in Justice League (Photo Credit - Warner Bros.)

During the ET interview, Morton explained why he thought the notion of a Cyborg solo movie was “very exciting”:

I think it's exciting because there aren't that many - if any - black superheroes. In his case in particular, because there is no alias, because there is nothing for him to hide behind, 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.

Before its release, those involved with the Justice League project claimed that the infamous re-shoot rumors weren’t accurate. At that time, Morton divulged that the movie was undergoing significant changes in tone.

In the more recent ET interview, the Primetime Emmy-winning actor offered further insight into the November 17, 2018 release. Claiming that he had “a lot of fun” working with Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon, and his fellow cast members, he added:

It was also a stark contrast to what I was doing at the time that I started, because it was kind of the end of Scandal, and then I went off-Broadway to do a play about Dick Gregory , which was very real and down to earth. So to jump literally across the Atlantic Ocean and go into a DC comic book movie was just kind of a head spinner, but it was a lot of fun.

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