Cyborg’s Tone Was Adjusted In the ‘Justice League’ Reshoots
Justice League reshoots have become a big thing, taking more time and budget than originally planned, and reportedly changing bits of the movie. So far, nothing but rumours were all we knew about this reshoots, but thanks to Joe Morton, Dr. Silas Stone (Cyborg’s dad), we now know a little bit more about it.
In an interview with IGN, Morton talked about his involvement in both Zack and Whedon’s part of the movie and how Cyborg’s tone got changed with this reshoots.
“Well, the stuff that I had to do were just really small little bits and pieces, nothing necessarily having to do with tone. I know that with Ray [Fisher], the young man who plays Victor, there were some adjustments that they made in terms of the tone of that character. I think what I heard was that there was a need from the studio to lighten up the film in a way, that the film felt too dark. I don’t know what that meant in terms of how it actually got translated in terms of the reshoots but that’s what I heard. That’s what I thought some of the reshoots were about.”
When asked if he might appear in Cyborg’s solo movie, he’s sure Silas will be a part of it.
“Oh, that’s the deal as far as I understand it, that Silas will definitely be part of The Cyborg.”
Finally, it was the question of Cyborg’s character arc and what his story will mean to the movie, and how we might see him.
“Unlike the other members of the Justice League, Victor has no alias, he has no way of hiding behind another personality or some sort of mask in order to protect themselves. He is very much like Frankenstein [Frankenstein’s Creature] in that there’s no disguising who he is. So that what I think ends up happening is that section of the movie and certainly that character, Cyborg, is a metaphor for being The Other. Which is why I’m glad it’s being played by — that I’m playing dad and Victor is a black, young man. Because I think that is the metaphor in a certain way, that it is talking about what it means to be The Other. Even if you have something that you can contribute to society, very often society doesn’t view you that way. Because when you are The Other, the first response by the mainstream, if you will, is to ostracize. So, I think that’s what Victor’s fears are. He has to figure out how to overcome before he then eventually becomes benevolent and understands that the powers that he has can be used for great good.”
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We will see Cyborg for the first time in the upcoming Justice League, premiering this November 17.