Just when you thought the upcoming Batman vs Superman could not get any more characters in its ensemble. In a new report today from Variety, the superhero blockbuster has added stage actor Ray Fisher to the cast. As already noted, Fisher is a stage actor and his only film performance was in a short film entitled The Good, The Bad and the Confused. So why is this a major story? Well according to Variety, Fisher is playing a significant character in the DC universe as the stage actor has been cast as Victor Stone, or better known as Cyborg.
Victor Stone was an average young man who wanted nothing more then to be a football player. However that changed when an accident destroyed most of Victor's body. Thanks to his father, Victor survived the accident, and with his newly formatted body, he became the hero known as Cyborg. Cyborg has been made famous for his role as a member of the Teen Titan, however that changed when DC comics revamped their stories with the New 52 and Cyborg joined the Justice League.
With the latest update, moviegoers and fans are probably thinking two things: one they have added yet another major character to this movie or two this film is going to be Justice League. While both accusations might be accurate, perhaps this will ease some out there. According to the report, Fisher's part in this movie will be minor and he is only there to set up a bigger universe. So keep that in mind.
Ray Fisher joins an enormous cast with Henry Cavill reprising his role as Clark Kent/Superman and Ben Affleck dawning the cape and cowl as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Also in the ensemble is Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. In the supporting cast, the film stars Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Helen Hunter, Callan Mulvoy, Tao Okamoto Jason Mamoa, Jermey Irons and Lawrence Fishburne.
Batman vs Superman is scheduled to hit theaters on May 6th.