A new behind the scenes image has surfaced, showing Joivan Wade (‘Doctor Who’) as Victor Stone/Cyborg from the upcoming ‘Doom Patrol’ series coming to DC Universe in 2019. Unlike Ray Fisher‘s depiction of Cyborg in the live action ‘Justice League’ film, Wade’s version will be rendered entirely with a practical costume. While a character poster of Wade (above) was released previously, its glossy, airbrushed look made it seem that like Fisher, Wade’s robotic parts would be rendered largely by CGI. But this behind the scenes photo proves that this isn’t the case.
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Victor Stone was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez and was introduced as part of the ‘New Teen Titans’, alongside Raven and Starfire. Despite the DC Universe live-action series ‘Titans’ being heavily based on the Wolfman/Perez era comics, for some reason, Cyborg is being used on ‘Doom Patrol’ instead. It remains to be seen why and how his character will be depicted. In the early comics, Stone was a tormented soul, distraught over the death of his mother, the loss of his promising athletic career, and his mostly-metal appearance which made him an outcast. That alone would make him a fit for the ‘Doom Patrol’.
In 2011, as part of DC’s New 52 reboot, Cyborg was established as having never been in the Teen Titans and was instead a founding member of the Justice League, which explains why he was used in the ‘Justice League’ movie.
Besides Wade and Fisher, Lee Thompson Young also portrayed a live action version of Cyborg on ‘Smallville’, but his versions did not have any outward physical enhancements. In animation, Cyborg has appeared on ‘Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians’, ‘DC Superhero Girls’ and ‘Justice League Action’. And of course, he was a major character in ‘Teen Titans’ and ‘Teen Titans GO!’.
‘Doom Patrol’ arrives on DC Universe on February 15, 2019.