While at Rhode Island Comic Con this past weekend, the DCEU’s Ray Fisher spoke out about what it was like preparing to play Cyborg in next year’s DC ensemble flick, Justice League.
“I actually grew up watching a lot of these cartoons – a lot of the animated series. ‘Batman: The Animated Series’, ‘Justice League’, all the stuff that would come onto Cartoon Network. My first encounter with Cyborg was through the ‘Teen Titans’ cartoon.
You know, I was in the middle of high school [when Teen Titans debuted], and I was like, ‘This show speaks to me’ because there were all of these characters going through these real teen issues while also saving the world. The extent of my knowledge was just about that.”
Fisher went on to reveal that once cast, he was sent a large amount of comics and other source material for the character, which he thoroughly explored.
“Once I was cast, though, they send you a whole library of stuff about the character so I ended up being able to fall in love with the comic book version which can be very different,” he explained. “I feel like I know him like the back of my hand, but there’s always somebody who knows a little more than me about things.”
For those of you who don’t know Cyborg’s backstory: born as Victor Stone, he receives cybernetic enhancements from his parents (which we saw in his brief Batman V. Superman cameo) and turns into the cyborg we know.
Justice League will debut on November 17, 2017.