Cyborg Tone Change Was Part of the Justice League Reshoots

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Justice League reshoots adjusted the tone of Cyborg, according to Joe Morton, who plays Dr. Silas Stone

Justice League reshoots adjusted the tone of Cyborg, according to Joe Morton, who plays Dr. Silas Stone

Following the family tragedy of director Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon was chosen to finish the upcoming Justice League film. Joe Morton (Terminator 2: Judgment DayEureka), who plays Dr. Silas Stone, father/creator of Victor a.k.a. Cyborg (Ray Fisher), told IGN in an interview that some of the Whedon reshoots changed the tone of the Cyborg character.

When asked about a difference in tone in the reshoots, Morton told the site that there wasn’t one for his character. However, he spoke about Fisher’s Victor/Cyborg. He said, “I know that with Ray [Fisher], the young man who plays Victor, there were some adjustments that they made in terms of the tone of that character. I think what I heard was that there was a need from the studio to lighten up the film in a way, that the film felt too dark. I don’t know what that meant in terms of how it actually got translated in terms of the reshoots but that’s what I heard. That’s what I thought some of the reshoots were about.”

Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Billy Crudup as Henry Allen, Amber Heard as Mera, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, with J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.

Fueled by the hero’s restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Justice League sees Bruce Wayne enlist the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Directed by Zack Snyder (Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeMan of Steel), the screenplay is by Chris Terrio from a story by Snyder and Terrio. Filmmaker Joss Whedon is directing the additional photography for the sequel and is overseeing the completion of its post production following Snyder’s family tragedy. Justice League is produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns. The executive producers are Jim Rowe, Wesley Coller, Curt Kanemoto, Chris Terrio and Ben Affleck.

Justice League will open in theaters on November 10, 2017. What are your thoughts on Morton’s words about Cyborg’s tone change? Let us know at @ComingSoonnet.