Joe Morton Opens Up About Potential Cyborg Movie (Exclusive)
By Jennifer Drysdale
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A solo Cyborg movie is in the works, according to Joe Morton.
Though the film was originally slated for a 2020 release in the early days of the DC Extended Universe, its future seemed up in the air amid the DCU's other projects. Morton, who plays Cyborg's (Ray Fisher) father, Dr. Silas Stone, in 2017's Justice League, however, tells ET that a Cyborg movie is definitely a possibility.
"From what I understand, there will be a Cyborg movie. It will be about him and I, and about the family that he came from, how he becomes the Cyborg, et cetera," Morton reveals. "But from whence he came, as well."
"I think it's very exciting," he continues. "I think it's exciting because there aren't that many, if any, black superheros, and in his case in particular, because there is no alias, because there is nothing for him to hide behind, and that he has to be who he is all the time."
"I think it's a great kind of allegory for what it means to be black in this country," he adds.
While Morton -- who revealed last year that he signed a three-picture deal with DCU to appear in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League and the Cyborg film -- says there aren't any plans for him to pop up in any other DC movies, he couldn't have had more fun filming Justice League.
"To sort of be around Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon, to watch the work that they do and to work with the other actors, other characters, it was just a lot of fun," he raves. "It was also a stark contrast to what I was doing at the time that I started, because it was kind of the end of Scandal, and then I went off-Broadway to do a play [called Turn Me Loose] about Dick Gregory, which was very real and down to earth. So to jump literally across the Atlantic Ocean and go into a DC comic book was just kind of a head spinner, but it was a lot of fun."