Zack Snyder Teases The Mother Boxes and Cyborg’s Role in ‘Justice League’

By March 29, 2016

Warning: This post will contain spoilers for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Following his brief and strange onscreen introduction this past weekend in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ray Fisher’s Victor Stone a.k.a. Cyborg is primed and ready to return to the DC Cinematic Universe in next year’s Justice League Part 1, though he will have to wait until April 2020 before he gets his own standalone film to shine in.

As fans are likely already aware as well, his introduction in Batman v Superman came as one of the multiple metahuman files on Lex Luthor’s server, which later allowed Batman, Wonder Woman, and well, us, to see what we assume is his superhuman origin story.

The sequence was a video diary we assume was being kept by his father, as a strange, seemingly technologically advanced box of some kind combined with Victor Stone’s mutilated and torn body to become a new being. While recently speaking with Entertainment Weekly as well, director Zack Snyder confirmed that the mysterious box in question was in fact, a Mother Box from the comics:

“That’s the first glimpse of the Mother Box there. It was an agonizing birth.”

A Mother Box is, to put it simply, a technologically advanced and alive super computer created by the New Gods (one of which being the villainous Darkseid), that have a wide array of uses and abilities at their disposal, though here it looks like the Mother Box has melded with Stone’s body to not only protect him from harm, but also to give him special, superhuman abilities.

Snyder spoke briefly on why he chose to show the character’s superhuman birth onscreen as well:

“I really wanted to show Cyborg’s birth because I feel like he plays such a strong part coming up, and I really wanted to give a sense of him. I really want [the audience] to know how far he’s come.”

Honestly, the scene itself was strange, and like a number of other Justice League set-up scenes in the film, felt forced and shoehorned into its story and plot to make sure it checked off all of the studio’s boxes. With that being said though, I am looking forward to seeing the character onscreen.

The visual effects alone should be interesting to behold, and not to mention finding out once and for all, if the practically unknown Fisher, is up for the task of taking on such an iconic superhuman mantle. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Justice League Part 1 will hit theatres on November 17th, 2017.

Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable