Zack Snyder Says Ray Fisher is “the Heart” of his Justice League
Are you ready for more Cyborg? Because Zack Snyder is! In a recent post on Twitter, the Justice League director responded to one of Ray Fisher’s tweets with a simple sentence: “You Ray, are the heart of my movie.” Check out the full tweet below.
Snyder was, of course, addressing Fisher’s post in which the actor stated, “I don’t praise Chris Terrio and @ZackSnyder for simply putting me in Justice League. I praise them for EMPOWERING me (a black man with no film credits to his name) with a seat at the creative table and input on the framing of the Stones before there was even a script!”
In the build up to the theatrical release of Justice League, numerous sequences featuring Ray Fisher’s Cyborg were unveiled. Some showed him playing football in Snyder’s patented super slow-mo style; others had the character flying through the sky brandishing a mask; and others still featured our robotic hero wandering through the past. Yet, despite claims that Fisher would serve as the central heart to the story, the theatrical cut greatly diminished his role and left fans wanting a lot more.
It sure sounds like Snyder plans to reinstate Cyborg’s mantle as the heart and soul of the picture, in which the hero learns to harness his power for good. Now, can we please just fast forward to 2021 already?!
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will reportedly cost around $20-30 million in order to properly finish the editing and visual effects of the director’s original vision. The original post-production crew is also expected to return along with the cast members to record additional dialogue for the cut. No new footage will be shot, however.
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.
Justice League, which features a screenplay from Chris Terrio from a story by Snyder and Terrio, stars Affleck as Batman, Cavill as Superman, Gadot as Wonder Woman, Momoa as Aquaman, Miller as The Flash, 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, with J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.
Released in November 2017, the film earned mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike, praising the action and performances from Gadot and Miller while criticizing every other aspect of the film, namely the inconsistent tone that many fault Joss Whedon (The Avengers) for after taking over directorial duties from Snyder. With a large budget of $300 million and a break-even point of $750 million, the film is considered a box office bomb having grossed only $658 million.