The DC Extended Universe got off to a rocky start and never really recovered. Now that DC is moving in a brand new direction, it is refocusing its efforts on specific titles while cancelling others that aren’t considered vital. In an unexpected twist, it seems a standalone Cyborg movie is one of the movies getting made, according to actor Joe Morton, who portrays Cyborg’s father, Silas Stone.
Morton recently sat down with Slash Film for an interview and revealed key details about the mysterious standalone Cyborg movie we’ve heard almost nothing about. In the build up to Justice League, rumors swirled around standalone movies for each of the characters. Superman and Wonder Woman had their go and it seemed as though Batman, Aquaman, and Flash were next up. Cyborg was the odd man out, or at least we thought, but according to Morton, that is not the case.
When asked about about Cyborg’s role in Justice League, Morton revealed key details about scrapped storylines and how they might be used in a future Cyborg movie.
“Unfortunately, I can’t tell you what [the original story] is because that might end up being in part of the Cyborg movie,” Morton said. “There was a big change once they decided that they were going to do the Cyborg film.”
In addition to those intriguing details, Morton went on to reveal the movie has a 2020 release date (though he admits he has not seen a script), which is something that’s never been discussed before.
So, what to make of the new details? It appears Warner Bros. was ready to greenlight a Cyborg project amid its universe building phase but when things got tumultuous with Justice League, it was put it on the backburner. Matters only got worse for the movie when Justice League flopped, putting the entire DCEU in question.
Given this is the first we’re hearing of a Cyborg movie, it does not bode well for the project. It does not sound like it is on the studio’s priority list. If the movie does get made, it sounds as if it will explore Victor Stone’s origin story and examine the intricacies of his past and how he became Cyborg.