Joe Morton who plays Silas Stone in the DC Extended Universe, making his first appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and now making his next appearance in Justice League, spoke recently with Comic Book Movie on how his character’s involvement in his son’s new look has strained their relationship in the film.
Morton also discusses how he got the role and what he knows about the Cyborg’s solo film coming sometime in 2020.
ON GETTING THE ROLE OF SILAS STONE IN THE DC EXTENDED UNIVERSE
“I got a call from my agent saying, ‘Zack Snyder wants to talk to you about doing Justice League,'” he said. “A couple of days later I got a call him. I was sitting in an airport getting ready to come out to California to film Scandal, and he offered me the role.”
ON THE RELATIONSHIP & RESENTMENT VICTOR STONE/CYBORG FEELS TOWARD SILAS
“Yeah, some of that still exists in the film where Victor sort of feels like, ’yes you saved my life, but look what you made me look like,” Morton explained. “I can’t go out and be a regular person.’ He has no alias, nothing to hide behind. So what I think is great about that idea is you begin, in a metaphoric way, sort of talking about what it means to be “the other” in society. Even if you have something tremendous to contribute to society, the first thing that most social situations will do is ostracize you because you look different because they don’t know who or what you are. So I think that’s a big deal in this film for that character, and for Silas, and makes for interesting film making.”
ON CYBORG FILM AND HIS CONTRACT AS THE CHARACTER
“As far as I know it is still happening. I believe, although I’m not entirely sure, that it should start sometime around 2020. That seems to be a wonderful metaphoric year for these Cyborgs,”
“It was set up as a three picture deal. The first being Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, the second one being Justice League and the third one being the Cyborg film. So that’s how it’s been set up, but it’s all contingent on how these movies do. And so far, Wonder Woman did really well, and we’re hoping that Justice League does equally as well.
Source: Comic Book Movie
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