Since the DC Extended Universe came into being with Man of Steel, Warner Bros. braintrust leader Zack Snyder worked extensively to arrange plans for the entire cinematic universe, initializing standalone plans for Flash, Green Lantern, Cyborg, and Shazam films. So far, only Shazam! has been realized onscreen, with the others languishing in development--but this week, Cyborg actor Ray Fisher said that he doesn’t believe he’s done with the DCEU.
At Celebrity Fan Fest in San Antonio, TX, according to ScreenRant, Fisher shared that the decision on Cyborg is “a little above [his] paygrade,” but added that “I don’t think my time is over yet.”
Previously, Cyborg featured in the Snyder-directed Justice League, with Fisher’s performance earning positive reviews among the otherwise mixed response for the film. Snyder himself has commented that Cyborg played heavily into his cut of Justice League, and Rick Famuyiwa, the one-time director of The Flash, mentioned the possibility of Cyborg’s inclusion in his film.
These plans appear to suggest that Cyborg would be introduced in Justice League, expanded to the role of side character in The Flash, and ultimately given his own solo film. However, following Famuyiwa’s departure from the project and the release of the current form of Justice League, the fate of these plans is left up in the air. In the meantime, the character has appeared on DC Universe’s Doom Patrol series, played by Jovian Wade.
In any case, we’re excited to hear that Fisher still has hope for the role--he was one of the highlights of Justice League, and we’d be disappointed if that was his final outing in the DC Universe.