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" Cyborg doesn't need to eat or sleep, and whenever he encounters an issue that he's not initially equipped to handle, his technology can transmogrify and immediately adapt to that situation. "
" I was a huge fan of that Cyborg growing up as a kid because that was when the original cartoon show was on, and Khary Payton is a master at what he does. "
" I think there is definitely a message behind Cyborg that is needed for people to hear and what he represents and the resilience of the human spirit. I hope it means as much to people watching it as it meant to me to do it. "
" My first encounter with Cyborg was through the 'Teen Titans' cartoon. "
" If I had my druthers, I think a 'Cyborg' standalone would be a slightly more intimate story. One of the things that I always think is interesting with these sort of universes is, whenever there's a world-threatening crisis, it always makes you wonder, 'Where are the other members of the group? Why didn't they show up?' "
" Due to the technology used to create Cyborg, his powers are ever-evolving. They include the ability to interface with anything technological, flight, super strength, hologram projection, and a sophisticated weapons system... the list goes on! He has powers within him that even he isn't yet aware of. "
" I'm not trying to rush my life. "
" I actually learned about Cyborg through the cartoon shows, and I think that's how most people learn about Cyborg. "
" Theater definitely prepared me for Cyborg in the best way possible. All of the green screen definitely takes me to my minimalist theater days. "
" It wasn't until I booked the role of Cyborg that I was sent literally everything Cyborg-related from DC comics. "
" Sometimes you're talking to a tennis ball on a stick, and you have to imagine what is supposed to be there and trust that the editors and the animators are going to make it all convincing to the audience. You have to pull a lot from within. "
" I'd have all these crazy sort of 'who would win battles' with my friends who were big fans of other comic book characters, and I'd always find a way for Batman to win. It was deep for me, man. "
" I'd love to do something in a more humanitarian context. I think it will come to me. "
" Growing up, I didn't have many comics, but I grew to love these characters through their film and television universes. I've been geeking out about these superheroes ever since I could tie a towel around my neck like a cape and jump off my grandmother's porch. "
" I remember watching Wesley Snipes as Blade. I watched Michael Jai White as Spawn. I even watch Shaquille O'Neal as Steel. I felt like seeing a physical representation, a non-cartoon representation, affected me in a much different way. "
" I definitely caught acting bug. "
" What drew me to Cyborg was the tragic nature of his origins and how grounded he is in a reality that I recognise. As an actor, it really gave me a lot to chew on. "
" I've had lots of fans who come out and say, 'Listen, I can relate to Cyborg because I lost a limb,' or 'I have this cochlear implant.' It's one of those things when you actually start seeing it, when you actually start hearing about it, that made Cyborg more relevant to me than I think he ever had been up until that point. "
" When I was cast in 'Batman v Superman,' I was sent a huge stack of comics. They provided a ton of information about Cyborg and how he has evolved as a character over the years. "
" I'm proud that I can represent, within Cyborg, a couple of different groups. One being people of color, but also, Cyborg is a superhero that is in many ways disabled. So, being able to give representation from that end as well is something that's really powerful to me. "
" I auditioned specifically for Cyborg, but at the time, they were using a code name for the character... I think it was Oscar. "
" I was huge fan of most of the animated series growing up in the golden era of '90s superhero animation. I didn't care who was producing - it was much more about the specific heroes that I connected with. "
" I think, as long as you tell real stories, I think people will respond to it no matter whether or not it's in the context of super heroes. "
" Those early Cyborg comics were very politically charged, and he was very aware of being a black superhero. "
" Cyborg represents not just people who are differently abled: he is also a representation of the black community and people of colour within the Justice League. Being able to don both those mantles with the integrity which that character would need to be portrayed and was adhered to was something that was very important. "