While I, like many, have my problems with the DC Extended Universe thus far, I have few problems with the actual characters set in their universe. Superman (to me) is an interesting study of an alien trying to find his place on Earth, Batman and Wonder Woman are all kinds of badass, and based on what we’ve seen of the Flash, I really enjoy Ezra Miller’s more lighthearted and smartass take on Barry Allen. Yes, there have been some problems in the overall execution, but at the end of the day, I’m beyond excited to see DC play in the sandbox they’ve created.
As of this writing, most eyes are firmly set on the next two films — Wonder Woman and Justice League. While we’re eagerly awaiting to see what those movies may offer to this growing world, we can’t forget that Warner Bros. has some other irons in the coals, and one of them just happens to be that of The Flash, a film slated to hit theaters in 2018 from Dope director Rick Famuyiwa.
Last month, it was rumored that Barry Allen wouldn’t be alone in his standalone film, but would likely be joined by the character Cyborg, who would have at least a cameo role. This was neither confirmed nor denied by the studio, but a recent update from Famuyiwa seems to hint that it may have been more than just a rumor.
Check out the tweet below:
As you can see, on top of the script revisions, we see the feet of what looks to be a POP figure of the Flash, and at the very edge of the frame at the top, we see the feet of another POP figure. These feet look to be silver, and as such, it’s logical to assume that this could, in fact, be Cyborg himself.
If this is true, I have to say, this may not only a confirmation of Cyborg’s involvement, but it may even be an acknowledgement that Cyborg could have more than just a cameo role in the film. Given that Cyborg isn’t on deck to get his own film until 2020 (and if you ask my co-contributor Mario, he’d say there’s no chance that we’re ever getting a Cyborg film at all, but that’s neither here nor there), DC would be wise build up the character as much as possible so that by the time 2020 rolls around, he’s a box office draw.
What do you think of this tease from Famuyiwa? Do you think it’s actually teasing Cyborg’s involvement in The Flash? If so, how large of a role do you think he’ll play? Let us know your thoughts down below!
The Flash is slated to hit theaters on March 16, 2018.
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SOURCE: Rick Famuyiwa