IGN spoke to Joe Morton today, who plays Cyborg’s dad/”inventor” Dr. Silas Stone in Justice League. Morton confirmed that he worked on the reshoots with director Joss Whedon, and revealed that they changed the tone of Ray Fisher’s character, Cyborg. He also said that Warner Bros. wanted to “lighten up the film” with the reshoots because they felt it was too dark.
Check out an excerpt from the IGN interview below:
IGN: Did you work on the Joss Whedon portion of filming that’s been going on or were you strictly on the Zack Snyder portion of the shoot?
Joe Morton: No, I did some reshoots with Joss.
IGN: Can you say what’s different? Is there’s any difference in tone?
Morton: Well, the stuff that I had to do were just really small little bits and pieces, nothing necessarily having to do with tone. I know that with Ray [Fisher], the young man who plays [Cyborg], there were some adjustments that they made in terms of the tone of that character. I think what I heard was that there was a need from the studio to lighten up the film in a way, that the film felt too dark. I don’t know what that meant in terms of how it actually got translated in terms of the reshoots but that’s what I heard. That’s what I thought some of the reshoots were about.
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