Ray Fisher Quotes.
Looking at ‘Batman v Superman’ – which I can watch objectively, since I’m in it for all of two seconds – I see different layers. It is not preachy, and represents the gray we live in as human beings.
Imagining things are there that are not really there, with the green screen, is very much like theatre, when you’re looking at the fourth wall.
It’s nice to go back and look at the original version of Cyborg in the 1980s, when he was created, and seeing how politically and socially charged they were: it was no holds barred. If DC ever made a return to that social awareness and that sort of context, I’d be super-thrilled to see that.
Victor Stone’s story is one of acceptance – of self and others. Also, accepting his father for the person he once was, absent from his life until he turned him into Cyborg. And acceptance of oneself in that he is both Cyborg and Victor Stone simultaneously.
I think there is definitely a message behind Cyborg that is needed for people to hear and what he represents and the resilience of the human spirit. I hope it means as much to people watching it as it meant to me to do it.
Those early Cyborg comics were very politically charged, and he was very aware of being a black superhero.
What drew me to Cyborg was the tragic nature of his origins and how grounded he is in a reality that I recognise. As an actor, it really gave me a lot to chew on.
Cyborg represents not just people who are differently abled: he is also a representation of the black community and people of colour within the Justice League. Being able to don both those mantles with the integrity which that character would need to be portrayed and was adhered to was something that was very important.
I’d have all these crazy sort of ‘who would win battles’ with my friends who were big fans of other comic book characters, and I’d always find a way for Batman to win. It was deep for me, man.
Batman and Blade were probably about neck-and-neck for me. If it was anything involving those two characters, I was there, man.
I definitely caught acting bug.
I’m not trying to rush my life.
I was really able to integrate into a diverse school and learn to get along with all different types of people.
I didn’t know too much about his comic book history. I know that in ‘Teen Titans,’ he’s much more the comedic relief. But after reading the comic book iteration of Cyborg in ‘The New Teen Titans’ from the 1980s that Marv Wolfman and George Perez had worked on, I saw that there was a lot of texture to the character.
Cyborg doesn’t need to eat or sleep, and whenever he encounters an issue that he’s not initially equipped to handle, his technology can transmogrify and immediately adapt to that situation.
Due to the technology used to create Cyborg, his powers are ever-evolving. They include the ability to interface with anything technological, flight, super strength, hologram projection, and a sophisticated weapons system… the list goes on! He has powers within him that even he isn’t yet aware of.
Once the stories end up getting farfetched and ridiculous, I think that’s where superhero fatigue will really catch on.
It wasn’t until I booked the role of Cyborg that I was sent literally everything Cyborg-related from DC comics.
I was a huge fan of that Cyborg growing up as a kid because that was when the original cartoon show was on, and Khary Payton is a master at what he does.
There are people who have been in this game much longer than myself. And one of the things that I’ve learned by way of just watching is to stay flexible because you never know what may pop up.
If I had my druthers, I think a ‘Cyborg’ standalone would be a slightly more intimate story. One of the things that I always think is interesting with these sort of universes is, whenever there’s a world-threatening crisis, it always makes you wonder, ‘Where are the other members of the group? Why didn’t they show up?’
I auditioned specifically for Cyborg, but at the time, they were using a code name for the character… I think it was Oscar.
I actually learned about Cyborg through the cartoon shows, and I think that’s how most people learn about Cyborg.
I remember watching Wesley Snipes as Blade. I watched Michael Jai White as Spawn. I even watch Shaquille O’Neal as Steel. I felt like seeing a physical representation, a non-cartoon representation, affected me in a much different way.
I’d love to do something in a more humanitarian context. I think it will come to me.
I was huge fan of most of the animated series growing up in the golden era of ’90s superhero animation. I didn’t care who was producing – it was much more about the specific heroes that I connected with.
I actually grew up watching a lot of these cartoons – a lot of the animated series. ‘Batman: The Animated Series,’ ‘Justice League,’ all the stuff that would come onto Cartoon Network.