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A New York theater actor has nabbed the part of Cyborg in the untitled Batman-Superman movie being made by Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment.
Ray Fisher, who is perhaps best known for portraying a young Muhammad Ali in the stage production Fetch Clay, Make Man, is in negotiations to play Victor Stone, the promising football player whose life is derailed and is forced to become the hero known as Cyborg, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Batman-Superman is on the surface a sequel to Man of Steel, which starred Henry Cavill as Superman, but it is also acting a building block to a bigger DC film universe.
Already cast in the movie are Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. The movie has several other actors whose parts have not been revealed, as Warners is trying to keep the whole process mysterious and secret.
Stone/Cyborg was for decades a member of the Teen Titans, a group of heroes that included the sidekicks of adult heroes such as Robin, Wonder Girl and Kid Flash. The character became retrofitted to be a member of the Justice League in 2011, when DC Entertainment relaunched its comic book line as the New 52.
Warners quietly added the character to its casting call several months ago, when it began looking for a physically fit black actor. The part at the time called for only one scene but promised more in terms of future movies.
It is unclear if the part is still one scene.
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