Before being cast as Cyborg in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ray Fisher was a theater actor. The 6’4″ actor bulked up to 212lbs to portray Muhammad Ali in the off-Broadway play “Fetch Clay, Make Man” last year, and that’s when he started getting attention from Hollywood. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Fisher talks about playing Cyborg in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Fisher knew he would be a part of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the Justice League movies, but he found out about the stand-alone 2020 Cyborg movie around the same time that we did. Warner Bros. told Fisher about it just a few hours before making the blockbuster announcement public.
“I didn’t know the extent to which DC and WB had planned on taking my character,” says Fisher. “When I signed on, I just wanted to be part of this world. But that specific information, I found out then and there. I didn’t think I’d be getting my own stand-alone film.”
Fisher revealed that he wrapped on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice back in July, so don’t expect any Cyborg set photos to leak. While on set Fisher said that he met just about every Justice League member, except for Henry Cavill’s Superman and Ezra Miller’s Flash.
“I met everyone in the Justice League except Henry Cavill and Ezra Miller,” Fisher told EW. “It was surreal. You get this idea of going to work on a Hollywood set as being really stressful and nerve-wracking. But it blew that stereotype away. If they did have stressful times, it wasn’t while I was there.” Fisher also formed a friendship with Jesse Eisenberg, who plays Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
When asked what fans could expect from Zack Snyder’s upcoming superhero movie, Fisher teased with a laugh “Let me tell you, man, people are in for a hell of a treat.”