This week, a report surfaced online indicating that Ray Fisher’s Cyborg would not only be appearing in next year’s Justice League film, but would also have a role in the 2018 standalone Flash movie as well, thanks to his and Ezra Miller’s chemistry onset and the two characters’ dynamic (apparently) in Justice League. Considering the characters’ banter in the comics and previous animated adaptations, it really isn’t that much of a surprise either.
However, it looks like not everything may have been as set in stone as we had thought, with The Flash director Rick Famuyiwa responding to the reports with a bit of a cryptic bite back.
The director retweeted Variety’s story, which initially broke the news, with the hashtag #SaysWho on his Twitter:
— Rick Famuyiwa (@RickFamuyiwa) August 18, 2016
Now, this isn’t an outright denial or confirmation, as much as it seems like Famuyiwa is just having fun playing around with all of the speculation and rumors that are hitting the web right now. Though, to answer his question, it should be noted that DCEU producer Deborah Snyder practically outright confirmed Cyborg’s role in the film several months ago, when a slew of news outlets were invited for an extensive set visit of Justice League.
We’re quite a ways away from knowing anything really official about The Flash standalone movie right now, but the inclusion of Cyborg does fit in line with DC’s current world-building strategy, by trying to team up larger-known characters from the comics with more obscure names in an attempt to expedite the overall process as quickly as they can.
In their defense though, Cyborg is arguably the most unknown and mysterious character in the DCEU that they have right now, after Suicide Squad hit theatres a few weeks ago, so teaming him up with the far more popular Barry Allen, could be a smart move on their part depending on how large of a role the character has in the Scarlet Speedster’s standalone outing.
The Flash is set to hit theatres on March 16th, 2018.
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