(Warning: The following contains multiple giant, hulking SPOILERS for next year’s Justice League movie, garnered from a recent set visit. Proceed with whatever level of Bat-like caution that suggests to you is wise…)
Now, of all of DC’s rapidly expanding stable of cinematic heroes, it’s likely fair to say that Cyborg (a.k.a. Victor Stone) is the least well known of the lot (assuming you exclude the Suicide Squad from a discussion of heroes, at any rate). Unless you’re a comic-book fan, or watched the classic Teen Titans animated series from a few years back, there’s a pretty good chance that next year’s Justice League is going to be your first proper introduction to the hero (after his brief introduction, played by Ray Fisher, in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice).
With Cyborg set to largely be brought to the big screen through CGI, however, it seemed that we’d have to wait far longer to find out how what he’ll look like than for his Justice League contemporaries. Except, as it turns out…
We Finally Know What Cyborg Will Look Like In ‘Justice League’
And all it took was being shown around the Justice League costume studio – – by the film’s costume designer, Michael Wilkinson. Now, while there are obviously no actual costumes hanging around on the set – with Fisher himself playing the role in a comfortable looking top and pants combo, with two red lights positioned over his eyes and chest – that doesn’t mean that we weren’t able to catch a glimpse of some pretty advanced concept art. And, as it turns out, it looks pretty darned spectacular.
As Wilkinson puts it, however, “there’s not a lot of the original Victor Stone from the neck down”, making it unsurprising that the technopathic hero looks “like something from another planet”. Which, with his origin being linked to the alien Mother Boxes, is actually pretty reasonable – not to mention intensely visually striking. What’s more, “his whole physique gets enlarged when he goes into battle mode”, something that we weren’t able to catch any real glimpse of (beyond the presence of an apparently enlarging gun arm).
In other words? Just like DC’s First Look event earlier this year teased…
…we might – assuming the CGI comes out as envisioned – see a simultaneously comic-book faithful and visually unique take on Cyborg’s shiny exterior.
Which, in a world where superhero costumes, and in particular CGI-created ones (I’m looking at you, Green Lantern), have so often disappointed, would be really quite a coup.
Here’s hoping, then…
(And, while we wait, there’s news about and costumes, too…)
What do you reckon, though?
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