With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice out of the gates, Warner Bros. DC Extended Universe is officially in full swing. Zack Snyder and his creative team took great pains to set up the future of the DCEU, introducing the key players of the Justice League and planting plenty of seeds for the future of the franchise. Unfortunately, it was a movie that worked to the detriment of the film’s integrity as a standalone experience, but it was undeniably effective at stoking excitement for the future films. While Gal Gadot‘s Wonder Woman had the best and most significant cameo, we also got to meet Ezra Miller‘s Flash and catch a glimpse at the origin of Ray Fisher‘s Cyborg. Now, it seems the two may be set to team up.
In an interview with Forbes, producer Deborah Snyder discussed the variety of tones on deck for the future DCEU films, and in the process, she may have let slip that Fisher’s Cyborg will appear in Seth Grahame-Smith‘s The Flash movie.
Here’s what she said:
As you can imagine, when we get to the Flash movie, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher — who plays Cyborg — are kind of our youngest characters, and they have a really nice comradery with each other. Ezra is super funny, so the tone of that film will be very different than the rest of them.
Now, it’s possible that she’s talking about Justice Leauge, which is about to roll into production and set to arrive in theaters a few months before The Flash, but the quote seems to point pretty directly to the solo film. We know that Justice League will find Ben Affleck‘s Batman uniting the heroes, so it makes sense that The Flash and Cyborg’s stories may come together during the events of that film.
If Cyborg is worked into The Flash story, it’s a story move that would fall in line with DC’s approach to building their universe so far. Wonder Woman made her debut in Batman v Superman, and Affleck’s Batman will appear in the villain-centric Suicide Squad, so it seems the studio is keen to build a cinematic lanscape in which their characters frequently and easily crossover. Ultimately, that could be a really succesful model if they learn from their mistakes in BvS and remember to keep the individual movies as satisfying as the promise of the larger universe. After all, one of the major post-Avengers complaints was the fact that none of the heroes seemed to have eachother’s backs in the solo movies.
What do you guys think? Would you like to see Cyborg in The Flash movie or would you rather see it solely dedicated to the guy in the title? Do you like the idea of a universe in which characters move shuffle around freely? Sound off in the comments below.
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