We shouldn’t expect there to be a ton of character development when it comes to the various members of the Justice League. There really isn’t going to be that much time for that, because they need to save the world. But there are little things that the writers could add to give new characters like Cyborg (Ray Fisher) development and personality despite the fact that we’re just meeting them for the first time.
Joe Morton, who plays Dr. Silas Stone, recently spoke to Comic Book Movie about one aspect of Cyborg’s character we are going to see in Justice League: he resents what his father (Joe Morton) did to save him.
“Yeah, some of that still exists in the film where Victor sort of feels like, ’yes you saved my life, but look what you made me look like. I can’t go out and be a regular person.’ He has no alias, nothing to hide behind. So what I think is great about that idea is you begin, in a metaphoric way, sort of talking about what it means to be “the other” in society. Even if you have something tremendous to contribute to society, the first thing that most social situations will do is ostracize you because you look different because they don’t know who or what you are. So I think that’s a big deal in this film for that character, and for Silas, and makes for interesting film making.”
The other thing that makes this dynamic interesting is that it’s a very human reaction. Victor wasn’t able to make a choice when it came to becoming Cyborg. It’s a very easy way to show the humanity that’s still within the character. A perfect “show, don’t tell” moment.
Summary: Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.
Justice League, directed by Zack Snyder, stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher. and Henry Cavill. It will be released on November 17th.
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