Joivan Wade will play Cyborg on the DC Universe streaming series Titans and Doom Patrol, and now following the recent batch of character images, the actor takes to social media to offer a little tease.
“En route Cyborg..” the 25-year-old actor tweeted, which includes a video of himself hitting a heavy bag and showing off his superhero physique.
Doom Patrol will first appear in the upcoming Titans series prior to spining off and getting its own show. Titans premiers October 12 and at the upcoming New York Comic-Con, with the DC Universe app now available for pre-order and launching September 15.
The official description for Cyborg for Doom Patrol offers the character will be a series regular who: “struggles to maintain the connections that make him human. Desperate to gain acceptance from the outside world, Vic harnesses the curse of his cybernetic body and uses his powers as the ultimate hero for the digital age.” Cyborg recruits “DC’s strangest group of outcasts” for a mission that “will take them to the weirdest and most unexpected corners of the DC universe.”
The synopsis for Doom Patrol states:
Doom Patrol is a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). The Doom Patrol’s members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities — but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence — and to protect Earth from what they find.
Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Picking up after the events of Titans, Doom Patrol will find these reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.
Now if you are wondering about the DCEU version of Cyborg played by Ray Fisher, no worries as the actor has stated he isn’t leaving the role.
“I don’t usually engage the rumor-mill, but it’s recent turn may be worth a little grist: I am NOT, nor do I have ANY intention of, leaving Cyborg,” Ray Fisher posted on Twitter. “Furthermore, if/when the time comes for me to hangup my all-too-revealing mocap onesie, you will hear it from me directly,” with Fisher tagging the post with the #BORGLIFE hashtag.
WB did announce plans for a Cyborg movie, which is apparently still in the works and may even use unused footage from the recent Justice League movie.
“I know there’s supposed to be a Cyborg movie they’re going to shoot in 2020,” Joe Morton, who played Cyborg’s dad, said with mention they could use unused footage from the Justice League film. “That’s all I know. I haven’t seen a script.”