Variety has reported that Victor Stone a.k.a. Cyborg has been cast in the Man of Steel sequel. The part has been handed to newcomer Ray Fisher, who has received praise for his stage work with his portrayal of Muhammad Ali in the production Fetch Clay, Make Man and was rumored for a lead in Star Wars Episode VII. Though now, with the news of his Cyborg casting, the chances of seeing him in Star Wars is unlikely.
Warner Bros. is definitely doing its best to fill their Batman vs. Superman flick to the brim with superheroes in an attempt to give Marvel a run for their money. However, is it a case of too much, too soon? While seeing the Justice League on the big screen is a dream come true for many fanboys and fangirls, the more solid truth is that seeing a GREAT Justice League movie is much more important than watching a movie that can be pushed aside as easily as WB/DC’s Green Lantern. There are plenty of discussions online which point out the many flaws in WB/DC’s idea to follow in Marvel’s footsteps and, in particular, jumping right into a Justice League movie without introducing its characters in their own stand-alone movies. The move is definitely not without risk and may be one of the biggest gambles WB has ever played. Will it pay off? Only time will tell.