So with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice presumably in post, we have been slowly getting an idea of the rest of the Justice League team. Today Zach Snyder rocked the internet with the release of Jason Momoa as Aquaman.
Taking note from the Jim Calafiore's '94 design of the King of the Sea, we have an shirtless, armored, longhaired, and bearded Arthur Curry, and as with every major announcement, there were cheers and jeers over the look Snyder and the production team for BvS decided to go with. Trading out the orange scaled top for gold armor, and the splash of green in his pants that is seen barely at the bottom of the screen, some fans yearn for the more popularized look of the current New 52 run. I for one am a huge fan of the disheveled look and I am super pumped to see Momoa in action.
With more announcements on the way, we still haven't seen images of the final three heroes that will be appearing in BvS and I can't help but wonder; WHERE'S CYBORG ALREADY?! One of my favorite characters in the DC lineup, my anticipation for this character reveal is killing me.
Played by the relative unknown stage actor Ray Fischer, it seems this young upstart must have a dynamite manager to land this gig to be surrounded by so many great names in Hollywood, which is kind of what the character is like as a new hero among the other JL'ers.
The Many Looks of Cyborg
Cyborg (Victor Stone) is the son of two scientists. After a terrible explosion renders him a multiple amputee, his parents design for him the latest in Cybernetic technology. There has recently been updates to his origins, but they remain similar to his original beginnings. Cyborg has had many looks over the course of his existence from his time as a Teen Titan, to his current arc of being the technical wizard of the New 52 Justice league. Cyborg has had many looks since his first appearence in 1980.
Now Cyborg looked like this throughout most of his time in the Titans with a few updates, but mostly in style of drawing. Being his first design, there is definitely room for improvement. This tall and sleek look lasts through the 90's until his appearance in 03's on WB and Cartoon Network's Teen Titans animated series where he sports a bulkier silhouette. This design is also used in the non-canon comic run of Teen Titans GO! (2003 - 2008)
Throughout the remainder of the early 2000's, the canon run of Teen Titans resumed and Cyborg sports white cybernetics of the past. Of course the most recent incarnation of the character.
DC over the next decade will release some of the finest animation this side of the Pacific with many incarnations of Cyborg.
As well as video game designs of the character.
And we can't forget the Lego and Scribblenauts Cyborg!
Ha ha! All in all, there are many style to pull from. I for one hope for the bulkier style, and since the movies are taking a darker tone, I think a heavily armored bulky Cyborg is what we are in for. Something a kin to this awesome concept.
Though I can see the sleeker design of New 52 is also likely. What do you think? Let me know below.