Friday, April 25, 2014

"Batman Vs Superman" Updates

According to reports, another popular DC Comics super-hero character will make an appearance in director Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel" sequel, "Batman Vs Superman":

Actor Ray Fisher will play 'Victor Stone' aka 'Cyborg', a character appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, created by writer Marv Wolfman and illustrator George PĂ©rez, debuting as a 'special insert' in "DC Comics Presents" #26 (October 1980). In 2011, Cyborg was established as a founding member of the "Justice League".

In the original origin story, Victor is the son of scientists 'Silas' and 'Elinore Stone', who use the young man as a test subject for 'intelligence enhancement' projects. However, while these treatments work and Victor's IQ grows to genius-levels, he begins to resent this treatment and strikes up a friendship with 'Ron Evers', a young rebel who leads him into trouble with the law.

When Victor visits his parents @ 'S.T.A.R. Labs', an experiment in dimensional travel goes horribly wrong when a massive gelatinous monster crosses over an experimental portal and kills Elinore. The creature then turns on Victor and severely mutilates him before Silas manages to force the creature back through the portal.

To save his son, Silas outfits him with experimental prosthetics of his own design. However, the equipment can not be worn inconspicuously, thus horrifying Victor upon seeing much of his body and part of his face replaced with sheer metallic limbs and implants. Victor eventually adjusts enough to control his implants with suitable skill.

Portions of Stone's body have been replaced by advanced mechanical parts granting him superhuman strength, speed, stamina, and flight. His internal computer system can interface with external computers. 

Other features include an electronic 'eye' which replicates vision at a superhuman level. His mechanical parts contain tools and weapons, including a grappling hook/line and a finger-mounted laser. Perhaps his most frequently-used weapon is a 'sonic cannon' employed at various settings to either stun or shatter.

"Batman vs. Superman" is directed by Snyder from a story by David Goyer and screenplay by Chris Terrio, starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot, Diane Lane, Tao Okamoto, Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter, Laurence Fishburne, and Jeremy Irons, targeting a May 6, 2016 release.

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