Another one of life’s great mysteries solved! When talking about the plot of the upcoming Justice League, it was revealed that the story would hinge around the search for three Mother Boxes left on Earth. One was left to the Amazonians, Wonder Woman’s (Gal Gadot) people, and another was left with the Atlantians, who are ruled by Aquaman (Jason Mamoa). But where is the third Mother Box? People who saw Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice thought they knew, and now their thoughts are confirmed. The third Mother Box did indeed merge with Victor Stone and turned him into the superhero Cyborg (played by Ray Fisher).
The mystery is officially resolved in the latest issue of Total Film (via Heroic Hollywood), who confirmed that “U.S. Gov Object 6-19-82,” used by S.T.A.R. Labs scientist Slias Stone (Joe Morton) to save his son’s life was the Mother Box given to Mankind way back when. The scene in BvS shows Wonder Woman watching a video of Silas, in a last ditch effort to save the mortally injured Victor, activating the Mother Box, which has apparently been in government custody since June 19, 1982 (1882?).
“These Mother Boxes are best when they work in threes,” said Justice League producer Charles Roven to /Film during a set visit last year. “The Amazonians and the Old Gods came together and decided that based on an event that happened, these Mother Boxes were going to be placed in the care of the Amazonians, the Mankind and the Atlanteans.”
For the record, the Mother Box was an invention by Jack Kirby as part of his Fourth World series created for DC Comics. The Boxes were invented by a scientist from the planet Apokolips and have almost limitless power. They’re basically sentient super-computers that can open Boom Tubes (wormholes), create force fields, take control of other devices and even heal users. The recovery of the Mother Boxes is expected to be the plot of Justice League, which will see Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash (Ezra Miller) team-up to defeat the villainous Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds).
Justice League will be in theatres everywhere this November.