Though the Marvel Cinematic Universe heroes have generally eschewed secret identities, the heroes in the DCEU have yet to do so. In the world of Justice League, Aquaman hangs up his trident and becomes Arthur Curry, Batman takes of his cowl to become Bruce Wayne, and Superman puts on his glasses to become Clark Kent. But unlike the other core members of the League, it seems that Vic Stone does not have the luxury of a double life, and that's what will make him fundamentally different from the others in the upcoming film. Cyborg actor Ray Fisher explained:
Like Barry Allen, Cyborg's abilities are the result of an accident. But unlike The Flash, he doesn't have a suit that he can take off, or powers that he can easily hide from the public eye. Morning, noon, and night, Cyborg IS Cyborg. His core conflict in Justice League, according to Ray Fisher in his comments to Geek Magazine (via Screen Rant), will center on his never-ending struggle retain the human side of himself, and overcome the animosity that he harbors towards his father for turning him into a metallic man in the first place -- a sequence seen during the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
With that in mind, one thing worth watching out for as the DCEU moves forward is how Cyborg evolves as he becomes more and more comfortable with himself. Although this early take on the character seems to have a fairly dark (almost Robocop-esque) mentality to him, some of the most iconic versions of Cyborg ever depicted have maintained far more lighthearted sensibilities -- "Boo-ya!" comes to mind. Turning into a cybernetic being is no laughing matter, but Vic could eventually start to smile more as he grows into his new life.
We will watch Cyborg struggle to retain his humanity when Justice League premieres later this year on November 17, 2017.
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