Rumor: Cyborg To Appear in BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN?
By Eric Diaz on February 21, 2014
According to the latest rumor mill report over at Latino Review, it appears that Victor Stone, a/k/a Cyborg, could have a small part in Batman Vs. Superman, probably leading to a much bigger role in a follow up Justice League movie. According to their sources, the production is currently looking for a black actor in his early 20s who is also physically fit. The part is for a small role in the Batman Vs. Superman movie, but will be recurring in other upcoming DCU films. Apparently, director Zack Snyder met with actor Michael B. Jordan, although his now having the part of Johnny Storm/The Human Torch for Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot seems to preclude his involvement with a Justice League movie. But the fact that they wanted Jordan for the part lets you know the type they are going for.
Right now, the evidence is all circumstantial that this is Cyborg, but as far as circumstantial evidence goes, it’s pretty strong. Back in September, Latino-Review leaked the info that Warners was “looking for an actress in their late 20s who is both tall and possesses physicality.” Based on that description alone, everyone guessed it was Wonder Woman, and it turns out everyone was right. Now, all that’s known is they need a “young black actor in his early 20s who is physically fit.” Add to that the fact that some of the early scenes already shot for Batman Vs. Superman involve a football game; Before becoming Cyborg, Victor Stone was a football player. DC Comics has been pushing Cyborg hard as a member of the Justice League since the New 52 launch two years ago, and he’s now been shown as a founding member in Justice League: War and is on a lot of the Justice League merchandise. It would make a ton of sense that they are looking at Cyborg as the opportunity to racially diversify the League.