If you’ve seen Justice League’s Rotten Tomatoes score, you might be thinking about skipping the movie entirely. But before you write it off, remember that this super hero team-up marks an important step forward in the DC movie universe — an African-American super hero.
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Ray Fisher plays the half man, half machine, Cyborg, whose body was destroyed in a tragic accident, but is saved through experimental technology.
Cyborg is probably the league member you’re least familiar with, but his role in the first Justice League movie shows DC's commitment to inclusion, as other members of the League do not appear (lookin' at you, Martian Manhunter.)
And if you're thinking 'well he's just one of many players in this movie,' that's another reason to see the film.
Cyborg is arguably the most important character, and often works as a the group's only solution to technological challenges, especially when it comes to the 'Mother Box' MacGuffins.
Check out the video above for what actor Joe Morton, who plays Cyborg’s father in the film, had to say about Ray Fisher's role in Justice League.
On DC's film roster, there's also Will Smith from 2016's DC super villain movie Suicide Squad as the assassin Deadshot.
And it’s not just DC.
Marvel’s Black Panther (2018) looks awesome and features an incredibly diverse cast of some of the best and most popular actors and actresses working today -- including Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, and Forest Whitaker.
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But one big movie question that remains after Justice League is how will DC portray The Green Lantern?
There’s Hal Jordan, who we saw in the 2011 movie with Ryan Reynolds.
But there’s also John Stewart who took over as The Green Lantern in the 80’s.
Honestly, changing up the roll of Green Lantern might be the best way to erase the bad taste Ryan Reynolds left in everyone mouths, but also gives DC a chance to show off it's diversity, so why not?
Say what you will about DC's track record with movies, but there's no arguing that Wonder Woman sent a strong message to movie studios everywhere that women can lead a movie to nearly a billion dollars.
And with a Cyborg movie coming around 2020, just after Black Panther in 2018, we're going to have more chances to send that right message.
Justice League is in theaters now.
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