For better or worse, with the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice last week, the ball that is the DC Cinematic Universe is officially rolling. There are 9 more films currently on the docket, beginning with August’s Suicide Squad. There will most certainly be a solo Batman film wedged in there somewhere, since we know Ben Affleck has already written a script for one. So there’s still a lot to look forward to, even if you thought Dawn of Justice fell short of expectations.
We know all the primary players of the DC universe will be returning for two Justice League films, beginning with Part One next December. While those two films certainly have a lot of intrigue and excitement surrounding them, particularly given how Batman v Superman ended, a lot of fan curiosity centers around what to expect from the various solo films. Next year’s Wonder Woman looks to serve as an origin story for the Amazonian princess, whereas Aquaman and The Flash will not be origin stories, opting instead to tell new tales that will spin out from the events of Justice League: Part One. In speaking with Forbes, BvS producer Deborah Snyder dropped us a small hint about the latter film. Though she didn’t give away anything specific, she indicated that The Flash will feature more than just the Scarlet Speedster.
…when we get to the Flash movie, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher — who plays Cyborg — are kind of our youngest characters, and they have a really nice camradery with each other. Ezra is super funny, so the tone of that film will be very different than the rest of them.
Judging from her reference to the relationship between Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller), she seems to be hinting that Cyborg might show up and play a substantial role in The Flash. We will most certainly see the beginnings of that partnership in Justice League, but how directly that film affects Barry Allen’s first solo big screen adventure remains to be seen. The Flash comes out in 2018, while Cyborg will get his own solo film in 2020 (following Justice League: Part Two). Cyborg will receive plenty of screen time between now and then, so ideally his role in The Flash won’t take too much attention away from Ezra Miller’s performance as the titular hero. Miller’s going to have a hard enough time breaking out of the shadow cast by Grant Gustin’s excellent work on The Flash TV show (though I think he’ll do a great job with the role), it would be unfortunate if he got bigfooted in his own film. While we know Cyborg is going to play a vital role in the epic saga to come, hopefully The Flash can keep the focus where it belongs and give us our first true big screen version of Central City’s hero.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of Cyborg working with Flash, I just want to make sure Ezra Miller gets enough of a chance to make the part his own up. It sounds like he and Ray Fisher already have good chemistry working together, and given Barry Allen’s day job as a forensic scientist, it’s only logical that he could call upon Cyborg to assist with whatever problem he’ll be facing in his solo film. I just hope it’s more of an extended cameo than a full-on supporting role for Cyborg. He’ll have plenty of time for the spotlight in 2020.
And, of course, there’s always the chance that we’re reading too much into this and Cyborg won’t even appear in The Flash. But come on, when has the internet ever been wrong about anything?
The Flash starring Ezra Miller is scheduled for release on March 16, 2018. The Flash will also appear in Justice League: Part One on November 17, 2017. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, featuring Miller’s big screen debut as The Flash, is currently in theaters.
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