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There is plenty to be baffled about after leaving a screening of Batman v Superman. The film, much to the dismay of some, does not hold the audience’s hand. Snyder has decided to help with that and in doing so explained the Cyborg scene to Entertainment Weekly.
In the film, Diana Prince is seen going through a hacked file (Courtesy of Batman) from the Lex Corp archives. What she sees are four video files — one of her, The Flash, Aquaman, and, the least self-explanatory of all, Cyborg. The Cyborg file showcases Victor Stone’s (Ray Fisher) father, Silas Stone (Joe Morton), as he record video diaries of an experiment in S.T.A.R Labs. The subject is his son whose body from the waist up is visible, while he appears to have lost the other half of his body in a seemingly tragic accident (it may pertain to the dashed football dream story Clark refused to write despite Perry’s repeated orders). Clips are shown of the doctor as he laments over his failure to restore his son’s body, but then something shocking happens. This is where Snyder has to begin explaining, as a mysterious box deconstructs and forces itself onto Victor’s body. The young man screams out in agony and the video is cut.
“That’s the first glimpse of the Mother Box there,” Zack Snyder told EW. “It was an agonizing birth.” The Mother Box is a portable alien supercomputer; it can manipulate time, space, and energy and often acts as teleportation access points via Boom Tubes. The device’s name comes from it attaching itself to a host body and nurturing it; this would also suggest that Cyborg’s other half is Mother Box…
“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. I really want [the audience] to know how far he’s come,” Snyder said. Cyborg will have to come a long way if he’s to become the “technopath” everyone knows and loves from the comics and Teen Titan animated series.
You can catch a glimpse of Cyborg in Batman v Superman now and see him in his solo film, which is scheduled for an April 3, 2020 release date.
Top Image from Ray Fisher’s Instagram