Joe Morton has opened up about the Justice League as well as Cyborg movies, and it’s pretty reassuring stuff.
Yes, a Cyborg movie is still happening! It seems like forever since the 2014 announcement of its plan was made (two years after we all died in 2012 remember?), but in an interview with Comic Book Movie, Cyborg actor Joe Morton has given us an update.
“As far as I know it is still happening,” he said. “I believe, although I’m not entirely sure, that it should start sometime around 2020. That seems to be a wonderful metaphoric year for these Cyborgs,” he joked.
That’s good enough for me – in the vaguest way possible. Honestly it was getting to a point – especially after its complete exclusion from Warner Bros.’ Comic-Con presentations – that I was beginning to wonder if everyone had just forgotten about it. But not me Brothers of Warner… not me.
It also came as part of the discussion around Morton’s new contract deal, which is set to include the new Cyborg movie.
“It was set up as a three picture deal. The first being Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, the second one being Justice League and the third one being the Cyborg film. So that’s how it’s been set up, but it’s all contingent on how these movies do. And so far, Wonder Woman did really well, and we’re hoping that Justice League does equally as well.”
Joe Morton provided insight into the role and mindset of Justice League’s Victor Stone
Speaking of Justice League, let’s speak about Justice League. Morton plays Dr. Silas Stone, and was asked if Victor Stone feels any resentment towards him for turning him into Cyborg. The answer, in my very very humble and also incredible opinion, is really interesting.
“Yeah, some of that still exists in the film where Victor sort of feels like, ’yes you saved my life, but look what you made me look like,” Morton explained. “I can’t go out and be a regular person.’ He has no alias, nothing to hide behind. So what I think is great about that idea is you begin, in a metaphoric way, sort of talking about what it means to be “the other” in society. Even if you have something tremendous to contribute to society, the first thing that most social situations will do is ostracize you because you look different because they don’t know who or what you are. So I think that’s a big deal in this film for that character, and for Silas, and makes for interesting film making.”
Cool stuff. Let’s hope the movie pulls through!
We talk in greater detail about the upcoming Justice League here, via this sexy hyperlink.