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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

One of the members of the Justice League we’ll be getting to know anew in the upcoming film of the same name. So what exactly makes this guy tick? Speaking with SFX Magazine, actor Ray Fisher said:

“He’s a college athlete with an IQ of 170 before he even gets cybernetic. So you take a smart guy, make him even smarter. He essentially has his whole world taken away from him. He has his body taken away in a tragic accident, and his father, with whom he has a very sordid relationship, takes it upon himself to graft these cybernetic materials–this Apokoliptian Mother Box–to him.”

That all sounds like a recipe for feeling alienated. Smart people already have a tendency towards introversion, so add in the ability to download data, along with the enhanced physical capabilities, and it’s easy to see why Cyborg’s always sporting a bit of a frown in the trailers.

Although Cyborg’s father’s action saved him, it can’t help but throw a wrench into their relationship.

“So that creates a lot more tension within that relationship, the idea that his father wanted him to go into science, and he just wanted to be himself. The idea of Cyborg dealing with his duality just runs throughout the entire course of this film. He’s a bit more serious because he’s only recently, in our version, become Cyborg. So he’s still dealing with what the means…He finds a lot of those answers, or begins to find a lot of those answers, through interacting with these guys.”

It’s actually very interesting to hear how the heroes all come together in this film. If you look at The Avengers, each of the members were all complete people by the time that film rolled around, with their own lives. With Justice League, each member truly seems to be missing a piece of themselves, and through this experience, seem to be becoming a whole new person. While some fans make take issue with that, this can very well end up making the film feel all the more real and intimate. At least that’s the hope.

Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.

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SOURCE: SFX Magazine (via ComicBook.com)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.