Ok Then: Superman vs. Batman Adds Cyborg To The Line-Up

Posted by Matthew on April 27, 2014
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Ray Fisher

The new working title for “Man of Steel 2” must be something like “Superman vs. Batman Featuring Wonder Woman, with Cyborg, and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor”

Variety Reports:

After testing actors over the past couple of weeks, Warner Bros. and DC have tapped theater actor Ray Fisher for the role of Cyborg in the untitled Batman-Superman pic.

Victor Stone or Cyborg, while not a major part in the Batman-Superman feature, is a member of the Justice League, and the role will become much more significant role as Warner and DC develop more films related to the Justice League universe, sources confirm.

You may be saying “this is the kind of shit Marvel pulls all the time” however there is a significant difference: Marvel doesn’t make Captain America movies all about the other heroes. At this point they should just be making a Justice League movie but instead they’re making a Superman movie that sounds less and less like it’s going to feature much of Superman.

The trick to effective world building is that it should be secondary to the main story and characters. If Cyborg had just showed up in the next movie it would have been cool. Announcing it ahead of time to try to bait people into theaters makes it seem like a cheap trick.

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