Despite its relatively young age, the DCEU has already laid the groundwork for some seriously innovative crossover events. Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad proved that even major characters could pop up for brief appearances, and the success of such fan service has led to a number of rumors about future DC heroes show up in future solo films. That being said, don't get too excited just yet. The Flash director Rick Famuyiwa recently took to Twitter to address the rumors that Vic Stone a.k.a Cyborg will appear prominently in the Scarlet Speedster's solo movie. Here's what he had to say regarding the matter.
Rick Famuyiwa appears to have heard the same rumor as the rest of us: that Ray Fisher's Cyborg will take on a major role in The Flash. In his tweet he cites a recent Variety article announcing the possible appearance, but seemingly downplays the rumor by captioning the post with "#sayswho?" He's technically not explicitly calling the rumor false, but we can pretty easily read between the lines on this one.
As fans of the DCEU, it's somewhat disheartening to learn that there might not be quite as much truth to these rumors as we had previously thought. For all of its faults, the DCEU has done a tremendous job of weaving characters and plot threads in and out of its movies. From a Wayne satellite in Man of Steel, to the brief appearances by The Flash and Batman in Suicide Squad, DC has shown time and time again that it's not afraid of embracing its universe as a whole. Slowly but surely, solo movies are no longer becoming true "solo movies," and Cyborg could have made for a perfect addition to The Flash's overall ensemble.
Of course, we really need to note that Rick Famuyiwa denying Cyborg's involvement in The Flash doesn't necessarily mean that it won't happen. Filmmakers are under no real obligation to tell the truth to fans until a movie actually hits theaters. Just look at the 2013 release of Star Trek Into Darkness; director J.J. Abrams flat-out denied that Benedict Cumberbatch's character would turn out to be Khan, and we all know how that worked out in the end. At this point taking a filmmaker at his or her word does not always represent the best option for fans that want the truth.
With The Flash still in the very earliest stages of development, we won't know for sure how this situation turns out until we've at least seen some footage. We will keep you posted with any and all relevant details related to this rumor as more information becomes available. Both Cyborg and The Flash will debut in Justice League on November 17, 2017, and The Flash is slated to hit theaters in spring 2018.