Why Cyborg Will Be Way More Important To The Justice League Than We Realized

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With the superhero genre so widely popular and lucrative, it's a good time to be a comic book fan. The fandom for these properties is far reaching, and now fan theories have become a popular talking point regarding franchises like the MCU and DCEU. Plus, the fans also tend to pretty well versed in the mythos that many of these theories end up coming true. Case in point: Cyborg in Zack Snyder's highly anticipated Justice League.

The latest issue of Total Film Magazine (via CBM) wrote quite a bit about Cyborg's role in Justice League. As seen in his brief cameo in Batman v Superman, Cyborg's life is saved when his father pulls a Frankenstein and fuses a Mother Box with the young hero. But with Steppenwolf approaching Earth to acquire all three Mother Boxes, this makes Cyborg one of the villain's targets, and therefore a very integral part of Justice League's overall narrative.

The theory of Cyborg's tie to Steppenwolf has been floating around the internet since Batman v Superman released its deleted scene featuring Lex Luthor and the villain. So while this might not be a mind blowing revelation, it's a confirmation that the fandom had long been asking for.

But with Steppenwolf targeting the mother boxes, many are wondering if Cyborg could actually die during the events of Justice League. Of course, actor Ray Fisher is set to reprise his role in a solo film, so it doesn't seem that likely. Then again, Superman died and will be resurrected immediately afterward, so anything could happen.

Interestingly enough, this revelation is another case of the DCEU and MCU mirroring their stories. Previously we saw how both Batman v Superman and Captain America: Civil War featured superhero team ups and infighting among the good guys. And now it appears that next major installments will be similar as well. Both cinematic universes will find a powerful villain from another galaxy arrive on earth in order to collect a series of powerful objects (aka Infinity Stones and Mother Boxes).

And with Josh Brolin's Thanos soon arriving in search of the Infinity Stones in Avengers, he'll likely have to destroy Vision in order to procure the Mind Stone from his forehead, leaving the possibilities of both Vision and Cyborg similarly precarious.

You can check out trailer for Cyborg's first (and possibly last?) film below.

Cyborg will make his proper debut in the DCEU when Zack Snyder's highly anticipated Justice League finally hits theaters and unites the heroes of DC. The film will be released on November 17th, 2017.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.