Thursday, April 24, 2014

Another Superhero joins "Batman vs. Superman"

It looks like "Batman vs. Superman," which is planned to hit theaters in 2016, is quickly filling up with heroes. Time will tell if that was a smart move or not.

Actor Ray Fisher has officially joined the cast for the "Man of Steel" sequel and will definitely be playing Cyborg. Cyborg is pretty self-explanatory, he's a half-human, half-robot superhero in the vein of RoboCop. Cyborg's parents both worked for a major scientific lab in the comics, Cyborg was badly hurt, so his parents used experimental technology on him to save his life, the result was turning their son into a superhero. Pretty easy to understand, by Cyborg has been a popular character within the Justice League and Teen Titans stories in the DC Universe for quite sometime now.

This confirms that Michael B. Jordan must have been offered the role before it landed in Fisher's lap. Jordan will appear as The Human Torch in the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot. Fisher has no previous acting experience in movies, but he's been a hot commodity on stage. His most appealing work to date was from "Fetch Clay, Make Man," something that brought a lot of attention to Fisher. Fisher's name was also previously thrown around for a role in "Star Wars: Episode VII." Whatever he's been doing on stage, its obviously working, and he could become a huge star. 

Here's the thing though...is this still "Batman vs. Superman" or is WB too scared to call it "Justice League?" There are more heroes and big DC characters in this movie already, that it seems Superman and Batman maybe deluded down quite a bit. I hope that is not the case though. I really wish Zak Snyder and the WB could have held off on any Justice League or Batman mumbo-jumbo and just told us a good Superman story within two or three films, THEN bring in Batman and the other heroes. That's just how I would have tackled the idea myself.

There are some ways that Snyder could side-step this and still make a great sequel. In Christopher Nolan's Batman movies, the emergence of Batman helped, but it also open a doorway for more villains. That theme could be used again for "Man of Steel 2." Could the emergence of Superman catch the attention of other super-powered beings hiding in the shadows? Perhaps. I feel that would be the best way to tackle the material, and possibly the easiest way to make the film about Superman.

What do you guys think of Cyborg being in the movie?

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