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Justice League's Ray Fisher talks Zack Snyder's original plans for Cyborg, all that cut footage

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Feb 26, 2020, 3:48 PM EST (Updated)

We're coming up on the one-year anniversary of Justice League's theatrical release and the revelations about what could have been are still continuing to ooze out of the super-powered woodwork.

Ever since Joss Whedon took over the reshoots from Zack Snyder, many have guessed that the latter may have been ousted from the DCEU as a director, his preferred cut of Justice League swept under the rug. While some petition for Warner Bros. to release the "Snyder Cut," others claim that there is no such thing. 

Now, Cyborg actor Ray Fisher is re-opening the debate with news that Snyder had enough Justice League footage for two films. Not only that, but he had some major plans in mind for Mr. Victor Stone. Fisher reportedly said the following during an appearance at Heroes and Villains Fan Fest in New Jersey.

"[What] I will say is Zack had very specific plans for Cyborg, and for his trajectory. And Zack probably shot enough footage in the first film to make like two movies out of. He definitely had a whole, I believe, a trilogy in mind, with respect to Justice League," he said, via a ComicBook.com report. And if his vision had sort of come to fruition, Cyborg would have probably been one of, if not the most powerful, metahuman in the entire canon, in the film universe. And that’s just one of the crazy things about Zack, is that he can take someone who’s such a newcomer and evolve their powers to the point where, you know, Cyborg is like 'S tier.'"

Sadly, we'll never see Snyder's vision come to fruition due to a combination of different factors: the director's abrupt exit, poor box office returns and reviews for Justice League, and Henry Cavill's alleged departure from the DCEU.

It's a real shame, since Cyborg was an interesting character that immediately stole our hearts with his trademark "BOOYAH!" line in the movie. That being said, a standalone film for the character still has a page on IMDB, which has the release pegged to 2020, so there's still hope. Just, you know, maybe not as soon as 2020.

In any case, we'll see another live-action version of the character on DC Universe's Doom Patrol series, where he'll be played by Joivan Wade (Doctor Who, The First Purge).


(via ComicBookMovie.com)