DC's former Cyborg actor reveals his one condition for returning to the role

Monday, January 18
Ciarán Mather

Although Ray Fisher, the actor of the DC superhero Cyborg, recently announced that he had left the role, he has outlined the one condition that would make him return to the DC cinematic universe.

The 33-year-old actor has been vocal about criticising the allegedly hostile work conditions of 2017's Justice League, and in particular, its director Joss Whedon and Walter Hamada, the President of DC Films at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Whedon, who also directed the first two Avengers films for Marvel, took over from director Zack Snyder when his daughter died by suicide in March of 2017.

When asked by a fan on an Instagram Live session about the possibility of returning as Victor Stone, AKA Cyborg, he explained that he would only do it if Zack Snyder was directing him.

He explained: 'I'd definitely pick up the phone. There's no way I wouldn't pick up the phone, that's crazy.' 

'Even if [Zack] just called me to say what's up, that phone is getting picked up.'

'He could be like, "Yo, I'm gonna do a Dawn of the Dead 2 and we want you to play a zombie," I'd be like, just put me way in the back, I'm fine with that.'

Speaking on Warner Bros.' decision to remove him from the upcoming Flash film, Fisher said: 'I strongly disagree with their decision, but it is one that is unsurprising.' 

'Despite the misconception, Cyborg's involvement in The Flash was much larger than a cameo-and while I do mourn the lost opportunity to bring Victor Stone back to the screen, bringing awareness to the actions of Walter Hamada will prove to be a much more important contribution to our world.'

Warner Bros. has since released an official statement in which they stated their support for Hamada and declared that an investigation had been carried out in response to Fisher's complaints.

The media giant has since said that the investigation has now been completed, and remedial action had been taken. 

Fisher, however, has since expressed his dissatisfaction with the results of the investigation.

The news follows after Zack Snyder confirmed that his four-hour uncut version of the film will premiere on the streaming service HBO Max later in March.

In the DC film universe, Victor Stone is the son of world-renowned scientist Silas Stone.

He was an aspiring American Football star who was viciously mutilated by a strange creature that passed through a portal that his father had constructed.

On the verge of death, he was brought back to life in a mostly-metallic form by his father via an alien device known as a 'Mother-Box.'

In the comics, the character was originally part of a team of younger heroes called The Teen Titans, but for the past ten years, he has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the likes of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.

Fans of DC can see the company's latest film, Wonder Woman 1984, in cinemas or on HBO Max.