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Ray Fisher casts as Cyborg for Batman/Superman film

Ray Fisher casts as Cyborg
Ray Fisher casts as Cyborg
Courtesy of Variety.com

According to Variety.com up and coming stage actor Ray Fisher will join the ensemble cast as Victor Stone, aka Cyborg, in the untitled Batman/Superman film, bringing the current total to four Justice League members appearing in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel.

The Hollywood Reporter has also confirmed that Ray Fisher’s casting, and says that Warner Bros. first began looking for an actor to play Victor Stone months ago. The part is “called for one scene” to open the door for shared DC movie universe. Currently, it is unknown if the role is limited to a cameo appearance, or a small supporting role.

In the bonus feature on the recent “Man of Steel” home-video release, Cavill, who plays Superman in the film, said there’s a great deal of promise in Cyborg as well as the fictional research facility S.T.A.R. Labs, which appears in several DC Comics. “I think he would create an incredible bridge between superheroes and humanity,” Cavill said of the Cyborg character.

Cyborg made his first appearance in 1980's "DC Comics Presents" #26. In the New 52 continuity, he's a high school athlete who, after getting caught in a S.T.A.R. Labs explosion, is given powerful bionic abilities that lead to him becoming a founding member of the modern Justice League.

Fans might recall Fisher's name from recent casting rumors surrounding J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII. There is still no confirmation or denial as to whether or not Fisher may be joining that franchise as well.

Ray Fisher joins Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey and Tao Okamoto in the May 6, 2016 release.