Most of DC's central heroes have long publication histories that extend back to the days of WWII; then there's Cyborg. Unlike most Justice League characters, Vic Stone is a relatively young creation in the DC mythos, and as such Ray Fisher took a very different approach to preparing for the role. When it came to portraying the tech-based hero, Fisher apparently looked to the cartoons first. The actor explained:
Ray Fisher addressed his upcoming stint as Cyborg during a recent appearance at Rhode Island Comic-Con and explained his approach to preparing for the role. Although he definitely dove into the Cyborg comics in order to get ready for the part, it seems that he already had a strong familiarity with the character due to his love for the Teen Titans cartoon. As a self-proclaimed fan of DC animation, Fisher started with the cartoon version of Vic Stone, and then worked his way into the comic book source material after that. At the core of it all, he seems particularly intrigued by the notion of tackling common issues associated with youth while taking on this role, which is a major aspect of the Teen Titans lore.
If the Teen Titans version of Cyborg is going to influence Ray Fisher's portrayal of the character, then we can likely expect him to provide some of the film's lighter moments. While his comic book counterpart is a somewhat darker and more damaged hero, the cartoon version of Cyborg is a much funnier and more energetic hero. With that in mind, it seems increasingly likely that Ray Fisher may portray Vic Stone as the fast-talking hero that many of us grew up with. In the immortal words of Cyborg: BOO-YAH!
In terms of raw iconography, Cyborg is one of the more obscure members of the central Justice League roster. Ray Fisher will have the chance to truly define the character when Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017, but it's already clear that he's done his homework.
Check out the first official trailer for Zack Snyder's Justice League on the next page to get a better look at Ray Fisher and his take on Cyborg!
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Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.