CYBORG / VICTOR STONE (RAY FISHER)
In the modern world, many people – millennials, especially – can find it hard to unplug, to leave the internet and its constant stream of information behind for a day, or even for a few hours. But what if you are the internet? What if you are what’s “plugged in,” with a continuous, 24-hour cycle of information cycling through you? This happened with Cyborg (Ray Fischer).
Victor Stone was once a star college quarterback at Gotham City University, but a horrific accident nearly cost him his life. His father, scientist Silas Stone, saved his son, but at a price.
Now half-man, half-machine, Victor spends his days and nights in an attempt to understand his new biomechanic body parts that have him tapped into everything.
So much so that he knows Bruce and Diana are looking for him almost before they do.
RAY FISHER ABOUT CYBORG
“Cyborg became the very technology that was used to rebuild him,” explains Ray Fisher, who plays the newly minted metahuman.
“The technology his father used was alien and it imbued him with super-abilities. He has super-strength. He can fly. He’s a technopath, which means he can interface with anything technological.”
“He has worlds of information at his disposal, not just from our galaxy but also from other universes. But it’s all pretty new, so he struggles with it. It begs the question, ‘How deeply should you allow yourself to become entrenched in the idea of who and what you are?’”
A MEMBER OF THE JUSTICE LEAGUE
“Cyborg has a really interesting journey. Because he has to come to grips with the fact that the alien technology responsible for him being alive is the same Apokoliptian technology that threatens the Earth,” Roven states.
“Will his humanity be able to master the alien tech, or will the alien tech ultimately win out? An actor that can make you believe both aspects of his dilemma, that is a testament to his talent.”
Cyborg prefers to stay hidden, still unaccustomed to his new body and not yet in control of his abilities, but for Fisher, joining the League was a no-brainer.
“Being part of this cast feels like coming full circle,” he says. “I grew up with Batman. I grew up tying a towel around my neck and jumping off my porch like I was Superman – that sort of thing. Now here I am. I couldn’t have imagined my life unfolding the way it did.”
RAY FISHER (Cyborg / Victor Stone)
Ray Fisher reprises the role of Cyborg, previously seen in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
Fisher received rave reviews for his portrayal of Muhammad Ali in the off-Broadway production of “Fetch Clay, Make Man” at the New York Theatre Workshop.