The DCEU continues to move along at a fast pace, with The Flash being the next film to start production. Warner Bros. is currently focused on finishing up Wonder Woman and wrapping principal photography on Justice League, but then the attention will turn to Ezra Miller’s solo film. In an effort to quickly establish the universe and all the characters, DC is making sure to give characters plenty of chances to appear on screen together. Not only will every major DC character scheduled to have a solo film (outside of Green Lantern) appear in Justice League, but Cyborg has been linked to The Flash.
Cyborg’s appearance was reported again not long ago, which led to director Rick Famuyiwa playing with fans’ expectations. As the movie moves closer to production, idea of Cyborg having a part in The Flash film seems more like a formality. And now, according to Famuyiwa, the latest version of the script once again suggests Cyborg’s appearance.
Famuyiwa took to Twitter to reveal that he has completed another draft of the script. Standing on top of the script appears to be a Funko Flash toy, as well as one of Cyborg. Flash’s toy is easy to make out given the design of his suit, but the possible Cyborg figure is only shown from the ankles down. While it is not an outright confirmation, it is just the latest way to tease the hero played by Ray Fisher having a role in the film.
The amount of information suggesting Cyborg is in The Flash film has been so great it would be a shock when the film comes out if he does not appear. If the reports were outright false, it is much easier (and better) for those involved to refute the reports than to let speculation to continue. This will be Fisher’s second appearance after a cameo in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, so hopefully Justice League will successfully establish the relationship between the Scarlet Speedster and the Machine Man.
There is not much else known about the plot of The Flash, outside of an entire team of super villains potentially being in play. This would make sense as to why Flash requires the help of Cyborg in his solo movie. Even with Cyborg’s appearance, fans should still be able to expect a heavy dose of Miller in the lead. It is his movie after all and with Barry’s father and Iris West being cast, it’s a good bet that his personal life will be a part of the film’s focus as well. Considering Famuyiwa’s breakout directorial effort Dope offered a solid look into the lives of its characters, it stands to reason that he will endeavor to bring some of that to his big-budget superhero blockbuster as well.
Suicide Squad is now playing in theaters. Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2, 2017, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash, The Batman solo movie, Dark Universe and Man of Steel 2 are currently without a release dates.
Source: Rick Famuyiwa