When you’re turned into a cybernetic being by your scientist father, you understandably are going to harbour some resentment towards the old man.
That seems to be the case with Ray Fisher’s Victor Stone/Cyborg in the upcoming “Justice League” along with his own standalone film. Actor Joe Morton, who plays his father Dr. Silas Stone, tells CBM that while the “Justice League” re-shoots have lightened up Cyborg’s character, Victor still has daddy issues to work out:.
“Yeah, some of that still exists in the film where Victor sort of feels like, ‘yes you saved my life, but look what you made me look like. I can’t go out and be a regular person.’ He has no alias, nothing to hide behind. So what I think is great about that idea is you begin, in a metaphoric way, sort of talking about what it means to be ‘the other’ in society.
Even if you have something tremendous to contribute to society, the first thing that most social situations will do is ostracize you because you look different because they don’t know who or what you are. So I think that’s a big deal in this film for that character, and for Silas, and makes for interesting film making.”
Morton was asked if the standalone “Cyborg” film is still happening and he says: “As far as I know it is still happening. I believe, although I’m not entirely sure, that it should start sometime around 2020.”
He also confirms that when he signed on for the role, his ws a three-picture deal that began with ‘Dawn of Justice’, continues with “Justice League” and ends with “Cyborg”.
“Justice League” opens November 17th.