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…