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While the debate between worthiness and terribleness about Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice continues, fans and critics are also continuing to unpack the numerous set-ups and references that director Zack Snyder crammed into the film. The biggest among those crammed items is a rather blatant and explicit five minute long sequence that introduced members of the Justice League that didn’t have a significant role in the story, including Victor Stone, AKA: Cyborg, played by Ray Fisher. In that vignette though, there’s a much more significant reveal that Snyder has now confirmed. Beware! There be spoilers revealed from here…

So if you’re still reading, it will be assumed that you’ve seen Batman V. Superman, or that you don’t care. As you’ll recall, the video accessed by Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) shows the origin of Stone becoming Cyborg thanks to his scientist father played by Joe Morton, and a mysterious technologically advanced box, which Snyder has now confirmed is a Mother Box.

“That’s the first glimpse of the Mother Box there. It was an agonizing birth. I really wanted to show Cyborg’s birth because I feel like he plays such a strong part coming up, and I really wanted to give a sense of him,” Snyder told Entertainment Weekly. “I really want [the audience] to know how far he’s come.”

The Mother Box is, well, basically a magical Swiss army knife akin to Doctor Who’s sonic screwdriver. It can do all sorts of things, but it’s place of origin is always either New Genesis or Apokolips. The latter, of course, was heavily referenced in Batman V. Superman with Batman’s fever dream about the post-apocalyptic future complete with Darkseid’s Omega symbol and the presence of his Parademons. Clearly, Snyder and company are drawing a pretty heavy pen line from BvS to Justice League where Darkseid will likely be the big bad the heroes must come together and fight. Justice League will begin production sometime in April.

Cyborg will next be seen in Justice League Part One in November 2017; he will appear in his own solo feature in Spring 2020.

Source: Comic Book Movie

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