We’ve yet to really see Ray Fisher strut his stuff as Cyborg in the DC Films Universe, that comes with Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” opening next year.
Making an appearance at Rhode Island Comic-Con over the weekend alongside Gal Gadot, the actor was asked about his inspiration for the role and he revealed a few clues about what his interpretation might look like:
“I actually grew up watching a lot of these cartoons – a lot of the animated series. Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League, all the stuff that would come onto Cartoon Network. My first encounter with Cyborg was through the Teen Titans cartoon. You know, I was in the middle of high school [when Teen Titans debuted], and I was like, ‘This show speaks to me’ because there were all of these characters going through these real teen issues while also saving the world. The extent of my knowledge was just about that.”
How much of that version will find its way into his big screen role? Well before he played it he read up on the comics take and so had to adjust his performance:
“Once I was cast, though, they send you a whole library of stuff about the character so I ended up being able to fall in love with the comic book version which can be very different. I feel like I know him like the back of my hand, but there’s always somebody who knows a little more than me about things.”
Ezra Miller’s The Flash and Jason Momoa’s Aqauaman also make their first major appearances in ‘League’ which opens in November.