The folks at Warner Bros. and DC obviously did a good job of keeping things under wraps to put together that massive superhero movie slate — but apparently the stars themselves were also left in the dark.
Ray Fisher, who will star in DC’s cinematic universe as Vic Stone/Cyborg, chatted with Entertainment Weekly about what it’s like being a relatively unknown actor who just signed on for a key role in what (should be) the biggest film series this side of The Avengers. Apparently it’s a lot like it is for the rest of us.
In a hilarious twist, Fisher revealed that he wasn’t too privy to intel either, and actually found out about the Cyborg spinoff film the same time as the rest of us. He was apparently locked into a big ol’ contract, per usual, but didn’t know that actually entailed a Cyborg film in addition to his expected Justice League appearances:
“I didn’t know the extent to which DC and WB had planned on taking my character. When I signed on, I just wanted to be part of this world. But that specific information, I found out then and there. I didn’t think I’d be getting my own stand-alone film. I met everyone in the Justice League except Henry Cavill and Ezra Miller. It was surreal.
You get this idea of going to work on a Hollywood set as being really stressful and nerve-wracking. But it blew that stereotype away. If they did have stressful times, it wasn’t while I was there. Let me tell you, man, people are in for a hell of a treat.”
Fisher seems like a nice guy and is a buzzy up-and-comer thanks to his acclaimed performance as Muhammad Ali in the off-Broadway play Fetch Clay, Make Man. It’s nice to see his passion for the universe, and here’s hoping he’s right — we want nothing more than for Zack Snyder to blow us all away.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)