You know what really grinds my gears?
When DC doesn't listen to ME!
Ray Fisher, a relatively unknown actor (he does plays, and I couldn't even find him on IMDB, but I'm not complaining about the casting choice, I'm complaining about the decision to include Cyborg in the JL on screen adaption) has been cast as Cyborg in Batman vs. Superman.
I think a smaller JL would be ideal, since members like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Green Lantern could all take on the Avengers single handedly.
If you read my post about "what the Justice League really needs" you'll remember that the last point I made was NOT to include Cyborg.
Don't get me wrong, Cyborg is one of the kewlest* DC superheroes. Many people often compare Iron Man to Batman, but the only connection is that they're billionaires. Other than that... I don't see much of a comparison.
You know who's the Iron Man equivalent in the DCU? Cyborg. They have pretty much the same suits, except Cyborg can't take his off (and he has way kewler weapons).
Does that make it acceptable to put him in the original (AND MORE IMPORTANTLY THHE FIRST SILVER SCREEN ADAPTION OF THE) Justice League? No. He's not an original member. Please let this be a sick, twisted joke.
First let me debunk reasons why Batman vs. Superman won't be good
1. Because there's too many heroes.
No. That's not the problem here, since we know that they are going to make cameos in this film and the Wonder Woman film.
2. Because they're rushing the film.
Also no. They're moving it to May, 2016. There's rumors of possibly moving it to December 2016 (which I wouldn't mind but DAMN that's a long ways away).
3. Because they've just added Cyborg to the original JL cast.
*That's not debunking it.
Cyborg is great, they'll make him cool too I bet. But I just cant see him in the JL. I'd like to think DC is gunna make him an even more badas* version of Iron Man (which would be really hard).
I like him in everything I've seen him in but I JUST CANT SEE HIM IN THE JL ON THE BIG SCREEN.
What do you guys think?
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