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Is Franz Drameh playing Cyborg in Arrow and Flash spinoff?

April 25th, 2015 by Dave Bowling Comments

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Franz Drameh to play Cyborg? Booyah!

US network The CW has announced Drameh has been cast as Jay Jackson in the untitled Flash and Arrow spin-off (although we’re hearing it’s called Legends of Tomorrow (here)).

Drameh (above), star of Attack the Block and Edge of Tomorrow, is to play a character who’s background is uncannily like that of Vic Stone, AKA Cyborg: “Jay Jackson, a former high school athlete, whose pro-career was derailed by injury. Now making ends meets as an auto mechanic, Jay will come to have a surprising affiliation to the S.T.A.R. Labs crew… a regular, street smart guy who unexpectedly gains powers, and then, as part of the team, regularly quips about the insanity of the situations.”

The show is also set to feature Arrow and Flash alumi Brandon Routh (Atom), Victor Garber (Firestorm), Wentworth Miller (Captain Cold), Dominic Purcell (Heatwave) and Caity Lotz (Canary), along with Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter and Ciara Renée as Hawkgirl.

Personally, I think this smells a it Justice League-y…

Source: Comingsoon

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...