'Zack Snyder's Justice League': Joss Whedon cut significant portion of Cyborg's arc, fans call it 'criminal'

Much of the Cyborg's introduction was cut in the old film. This was followed by his chemistry with the Flash that was another notable absentee

                            'Zack Snyder's Justice League': Joss Whedon cut significant portion of Cyborg's arc, fans call it 'criminal'
Ray Fisher as Cyborg (IMDb)

This article contains spoilers for 'Zack Snyder's Justice League'

As 'Zack Snyder's Justice League' continues to trend heavily on social media, one of the superheroes is the key figure in many discussions. Ray Fisher's Victor Stone/Cyborg plays a massive role in Snyder's version and shares a solid rapport with Barry Allen/The Flash (Ezra Miller). The movie follows Stone's transformation into the Cyborg and also adds a lengthy, but detailed backstory prior to becoming the gruff and reluctant superhero.

Stone is introduced as a rockstar student. His athletic prowess on the football field and his stellar brainpower are captured in detail. He despises his father, Silas Stone (Joe Morton) who misses his football game while his mother attends. On their way back, Stone and his mother meet with a horrid crash and she dies while Stone barely survives and is close to death. Silas uses the mother box that contains alien technology to resurrect his son and bring him back to life, but there is a catch. Stone is reborn as a part-human, part-machine hybrid.


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Much of the Cyborg's introduction was cut in the 2017 version. These cuts also affected the portrayal of his chemistry with the Flash -- another notable missing element in Joss Whedon's version. Throughout last year, Fisher had quite the feud with Whedon accusing him of being "unprofessional". 

Last July, Fisher who played the role of Cyborg in ‘Justice League’ criticized filmmaker Joss Whedon’s behavior as “gross”, “abusive”, and “unprofessional”. Whedon had taken over ‘Justice League’ after Zack Snyder stepped away from the project following the death of his daughter.

Fisher wrote on Twitter: “Joss Wheadon’s [sic] on-set treatment of the cast and crew of ‘Justice League’ was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable. He was enabled, in many ways, by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg." He added: "Accountability>Entertainment."

Ray Fisher and Joss Whedon (Getty Images)

'Joss Whedon must go to jail'

Twitterati, after watching Snyder's cut, were livid at the number of scenes that were cut. "I can't believe how much Cyborg was taken out of the Theatrical cut for Justice League, holy shit, that is criminal," one of the tweets read. "Joss Whedon must go to jail for what he did to Cyborg in his JL, i might even think he's r*cist," one of the fans commented.

"Congrats to Ray Fisher, for the excellent performance. #Cyborg It's crazy how unnecessary the Joss Whedon hire was. All of those reshoots, for nothing. All of the cool footage Snyder filmed, just buried. "Make it make sense"! It never will. #ZackSnydersJusticeLeague," a tweet read.

"Wow! There’s an actual backstory for Cyborg? And it works??? Joss Whedon you really fucked up man! Enjoy the pile on! #SnyderCut," one of the fans wrote. "About an hour and a half into #ZackSnydersJusticeLeague and I want to fight Joss Whedon for what he did to Cyborg. That man did Ray Fisher SOOOOOO dirty!" another said. 






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