A brand new Cyborg is ready for his debut. While Ray Fischer brought the DC Comics character of Victor Stone, the heroic Cyborg, to life on the big screen it’ll be up to Joivan Wade to bring to life another version of the character.
According to Deadline, Wade, who starred in The First Purge, will take on the role of Cyborg for the upcoming DC Universe streaming platform series Doom Patrol, which spins out of and follows up the upcoming Titans series on the platform.
Wade’s Victor Stone is described as “the charming and sarcastic half-human, half-machine superhero known as Cyborg. Vic may be connected to every computer on the world, but he struggles to maintain the connections that make him human. Desperate to gain acceptance from the outside world, Vic harnesses the curse of his cybernetic body and uses his powers as the ultimate hero for the digital age.”
When the synopsis for Doom Patrol first emerged and featured a mention of Cyborg many wondered if there would be a different casting than the movies or if perhaps Warner Bros/DC Entertainment was entertaining the idea of connecting the streaming platform shows to the movies. This answers that question pretty definitively.
It also seems to show that Warner Bros./DC is starting to lighten up on their perceived feeling about having the same characters appearing on the big and small screen at the same time, which caused some issues for The CW shows in the past.
The series Doom Patrol is a re-imagining of the beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). The Doom Patrol’s members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities — but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence — and to protect Earth from what they find. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Picking up after the events of Titans, Doom Patrol will find these reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.
With the casting, Wade joins April Bowlby (Elasti-Woman) and Diane Guerrero (Crazy Jane) as the cast members announced so far. There were reports that Kelsey Grammar was in the running for The Cheif, but nothing has surfaced fully about that. The Doom Patrol is set to make their debut in the fifth episode of Titans before leaping into their own adventures in 2019.