Ray Fisher Playing Cyborg in BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN

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Warner Bros. has reportedly cast Broadway actor Ray Fisher to play Victor Stone, a young man who becomes the superhero Cyborg, in the Zack Snyder’s follow-up to Man of Steel.

The role is not a significant one, but one that paves the way for future DC Comics-based films “related to the Justice League universe.”

Warners first began looking for a physically fit black actor to play Victor “Vic” Stone several months ago. The part only “called for one scene” and promised more in the future movies. It’s unknown if the character still has limited screen time to just one scene in Batman vs. Superman.

Fisher who made a splash last year portraying Muhammad Ali in the play Fetch Clay, Make Man was among the thespians who tested for the young male lead in Star Wars Episode VII. Presumably this means he won’t be in J.J. Abrams’ film.

Stone/Cyborg was for decades a member of the Teen Titans, a group of heroes that included the sidekicks of adult heroes such as Robin, Wonder Girl and Kid Flash. The character became retrofitted to be a member of the Justice League in 2011, when DC Entertainment relaunched its comic book line as the New 52.

Penned by David Goyer and scribed by Chris Terrio, the new Batman/Superman movie is in production now and is scheduled for release on May 6, 2016.
The film stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot, Diane Lane, Tao Okamoto, Callan Mulvey, with Holly Hunter, Laurence Fishburne, and Jeremy Irons.