How would you deal with your own father’s experiments causing the violent death of your mother and leaving yourself mangled and barely alive? Not only that, but what if your father used an alien box to turn you into a half human half robot to save your life? Dr. Silas Stone did just that to his own son, the superhero, Cyborg. This was of course to save his son’s life, but nonetheless, what happened to Victor Stone that day can be a heavy burden to carry, for both father and son. ComicBookMovie recently spoke with Joe Morton, who plays Dr. Silas Stone in the upcoming film, Justice League. They asked Morton if Cyborg carries any resentment toward his father for changing his life forever.
“Yeah, some of that still exists in the film where Victor sort of feels like, ’yes you saved my life, but look what you made me look like. I can’t go out and be a regular person.’ He has no alias, nothing to hide behind. So what I think is great about that idea is you begin, in a metaphoric way, sort of talking about what it means to be “the other” in society. Even if you have something tremendous to contribute to society, the first thing that most social situations will do is ostracize you because you look different because they don’t know who or what you are. So I think that’s a big deal in this film for that character, and for Silas, and makes for interesting film making.”
Batman can take off the cowl, Superman can hang up the cape. Wonder Woman can put down her shield, and Flash, well, he can just not run so fast, but for Victor Stone, he has no other option but to always be Cyborg. For the most part, Victor Stone died the day Cyborg was born. For him there is no going back to a normal life. If he had option like the other members of the Justice League to be his old self, at least some of the time, it may relieve some of the tension between him and his father.
While there have been recent comments from Morton regarding them lightening the tone of Cyborg, it sounds like at least this aspect of the character will be retained.
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