It seems that the dark clouds looming over the Justice League members haven’t passed away fully since 4 of the 6 leaguers are on the verge of exiting the DCEU. There has been no update upon anything related to Superman as Man of Steel 2 is on hold, and Henry Cavill won’t be returning due to Netflix’s The Witcher. Ben Affleck has already left the Cape and Cowl for a young actor to step in. Ezra Miller’s contract will be up in May, and now threats are also looming over Rey Fisher’s Cyborg.
When the first-ever DCEU slate came back in 2015, Cyborg was actually slated for an April 2020 release. Almost half of the movies that were a part of this slate haven’t made it to the theatres. Justice League 2 got delayed/canceled, The Flash got delayed, there hasn’t been a word upon the Green Lantern Corps Movie, and the same goes for the Cyborg movie.
Now, according to a source close to We Got This Covered, the Cyborg solo movie which was originally planned has been canceled and Ray Fisher won’t be returning as Victor Stone. Well, the writing was always on the wall, as WB hasn’t been making any move forward upon the solo Cyborg movie. They have totally abandoned the crossover movies for the next 5 to 6 years at least, focusing upon the solo films, and Cyborg doesn’t fall in their plans of that. So, it is kinda obvious that this was about to happen.
Whether or not Ray Fisher will return as the character is a different story altogether. There was a report that came out just a couple days ago stating that The Flash solo movie may begin production by November this year, so it is entirely plausible that Fisher could make a cameo in there somewhere.
But The Flash is also currently under a bit of trouble because we don’t know whether Ezra Miller is going to return as Barry Allen. If he doesn’t, then there are chances of more delays in order to bring a new actor. So there’s a lot of speculation around The Flash, but Cyborg’s future looks totally as he was portrayed in Justice League, i.e. complex and dull.
Back in December 2018, Fisher did talk about the return of his character and his solo movie. Here’s what he said:
“One of the things is that we have so much technology, we as human beings are so dependent on technology, that the potential for Cyborg is almost limitless with what he could do. We’re talking about a guy who could, if he wanted to, could launch all the nukes with just a thought. He could stop all the cyber-terrorism in the world, if that was what his aim was because you don’t have people running and knocking over banks the way they used to. You’re not going and holding them up, you’re getting on you’re keyboard and you’re handling it that way. I think to be able to see that shift and have it be a real world, in time view of where we’re at in technology would be the most effective thing we could do.”
But a Cyborg movie as we all know would require a whole lot of CGI, so a big budget will be required. Last we checked, WB wasn’t allotting Big Budgets to any other films since Justice League burned a big hole in their bank accounts. So, Cyborg is a character they’d surely not wanna bet upon for the next 5 years considering the fact that their slate is already jam-packed. What we can conclude from this is – Bye Bye Ray Fisher. No Boo-Yahs for ya!
Here’s the upcoming slate of Worlds of DC movies:
Shazam! (April 5), Joker (October 4), Birds of Prey (February 13, 2020), Wonder Woman 1984 (June 5, 2020), The Batman (June 25, 2021), The Suicide Squad (August 6, 2021) and Aquaman 2 (December 16, 2022).