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The Sly Way The Flash Movie’s Director Is Teasing Cyborg

Barry Allen will finally get the chance to shine on his own when The Flash arrives in early 2018. However, he may not be the only superhero appearing. Thought 2016, there have been several reports indicating that the Scarlet Speedster will be joined by Cyborg. Neither Warner Bros nor director Rick Famuyiwa have confirmed this, but the latter is having some fun by teasing an appearance from Barry's fellow Justice Leaguer in a new picture.

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Earlier today, Rick Famuyiwa posted this picture on Twitter showing the front page of his latest raised draft of The Flash. Resting above the first line is clearly a Funko Pop! Vinyl figure of the movie's eponymous hero, as that red and yellow design is unmistakeable. However, it's the more obscured figure behind Flash that is catching attention. Without knowing about the previous Cyborg reports, that's just another Pop! Vinyl figure with metal-looking legs, but when you compare it to Cyborg's figure below (based on his old-school comics look), it's almost certainly the cybernetically-enhanced hero.


While it's possible that Rick Famuyiwa is just having some fun with folks under the impression Cyborg will show up in The Flash, it seems more likely that he's legitimately teasing that Cyborg will appear without providing direct confirmation. Movie studios, especially the ones making comic book movies, tend to frown on creative talents who spill the beans too early. Still, with all the reports circulating about Cyborg's involvement, it seems more likely than not we'll see him in the Fastest Man Alive's solo movie, be it simply as a buddy or if he joins him in battling one of the bad guys.

Both Flash, played by Ezra Miller, and Cyborg, played by Ray Fisher, cameoed earlier this year in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on Lex Luthor's metahuman files The former was seen foiling a convenience store robbery with his super speed and the latter was seen being rebuilt by his father using a Mother Box. They'll officially meet in Justice League next year when they fight alongside Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman and Aquaman. Barry Allen also cameoed last month in Suicide Squad, as he was the one responsible for foiling Captain Boomerangs jewel heist. The two heroes will also return for 2019's still-untitled Justice League sequel, while Cyborg is slated to lead his own movie in April 2020. The movie's other cast members include Kiersey Clemons as Iris West and Billy Crudup reportedly playing Dr. Henry Allen.

The Flash is scheduled to being production in London, England in January 2017, and the movie races into theaters on March 23, 2018.

Adam Holmes

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