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Cyborg-centric Justice League clip features cameo from classic Superman star

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Mar 26, 2021, 10:00 AM EDT (Updated)

Half-man, half-machine, Cyborg is all superhero in Warner Bros.’ upcoming Justice League movie. The film's latest promo zeroes in on Victor Stone (Ray Fisher), and reveals a cameo from one of the stars of Christopher Reeve's Superman films.

So, who's the blast from the past?

Why it's this fella here:


Keen-eyed Superman fans will no doubt recognize Marc McClure as the policeman being saved by Cyborg about 13 seconds into the featurette below. McClure played the role of Jimmy Olsen in all four Superman movies alongside Reeve’s Clark Kent. He also reprised the character on Supergirl (the movie, not the CW series) and even appeared on a Season 7 episode of Smallville as Dax-Ur, the Kryptonian scientist who designed Brainiac. (He's also Marty McFly's disappearing brother in Back to the Future.)

But the cool cameo isn’t the only thing “super” to see in the newest video in AT&T Entertainment’s “All in with Justice League” series. Like the ones centering on Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and the Flash (Ezra Miller), there’s new footage to dig into, in this case delving deeper into the DCEU version of the cybernetic character. For example, how Victor's scientist father, Dr. Silas Stone (Joe Morton), merged alien technology (that looks like one of those Mother Boxes Ciaran Hinds' Steppenwolf is after) with his gravely wounded son’s body, in an effort to save his son's life.

Check out the featurette, and let us know what you think:

Whether the movie makes a killing at the box office or not remains to be seen, but Commissioner Gordon actor J.K. Simmons revealed the script for Justice League 2 is already being worked on, so perhaps we'll be seeing a lot more of cyborg, and maybe even Marc McClure, too.

Justice League opens in theaters on Nov. 17.