The anticipated JUSTICE LEAGUE movie saves the day thanks to a cool team of perfectly cast characters. One of them is Ray Fisher, who plays Cyborg (a.k.a. Victor Stone) with depth, dignity, and charm.

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with the young performer about his essential part in this colossal cinematic machine.

How is “The Borg Life” going?

“The Borg Life” is a way of life, and it’s going very well. A buddy of mine came up with that phrase years ago. “The Borg Life” is the ability to take something negative in your life and turn it into something positive. I am trying to live it day by day, but it’s a constant process.

We learned about your casting many years ago. We got a glimpse of Cyborg in “Batman v Superman,” but we didn’t get to know your character until now. How was that waiting period for you?

It felt like waiting for Christmas to happen, every day, for 3 years. I had a lot of lead-up time, but I think that it was absolutely necessary. Zack Snyder put me in contact with Chris Terrio, who was the writer of our piece. He showed me pages of the script as they were coming out, and we talked about it. I had time to think about what I wanted to do, not just in this movie but in life. This is a huge step, and I don’t want to rush things. I’ve done some theater since, but I wanted to focus on this and only work on things that I am really passionate about. That’s why I am able to talk to people like you and being genuinely excited: this is something that I chose myself, not an agent nor a manager.

Can you talk about Victor’s journey, realizing that maybe what he sees as a curse it’s actually a blessing?

At the beginning of the film he sees it as a curse because he is not able to live as a normal person. His body was taken away, and it was replaced by this cybernetic technology that looks monstrous. Now he has to accept what happened to him in life, and also his powers. We all have issues, but saying “Hey, I am going to turn them into something positive,” is a universal theme.

Can you talk about the similarities, or difference, between Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon as directors?

From what I’ve been told, Joss came on board as a writer before Zack had to step away. They are two directors with different styles, but they had the same goal in mind: to put out there the best possible movie for people to enjoy. There wasn’t a lot of time to get to know Joss. We started additional photography focused on getting the job done for Zack. That’s where my mentality was.

Are there particular things from the comics, about your character, that you hope you could explore in the future?

I would love to continue to explore Cyborg’s personal journey. For his solo film, I’d like to explore the this group of people that are similar to him, called “The Phantom Limbs.” It would be very interesting to see him trying to overcome a team that is more trained than him.

When it comes to an African American DC character having it’s own movie, you have big shoes to fill, literally. I am talking about 1997’s “Steel,” with Shaquille O’Neal. Are you ready…?

I think I am up to the task! [Laughs] Hats off to everybody that has come before. I grew up watching Wesley Snipes’ “Blade,” Shaquille O’Neal’s “Steel,” and Michael Jai White in “Spawn.” I was a superhero geek. I think that Cyborg is bigger as an idea than the things that we bicker about today on Earth. His thing is not about being black or white, it’s about being human. If we could see thing through his lens, we would have more compassion for each other.

Batman is the superhero that has been played by the highest amount of actors on the big screen. What do you think makes Ben Affleck’s Batman special?

I think that it is part Ben, and part Zack. Ben adds a lot of gravitas to the role, but it’s a great collaboration between the actor and the director. If I am not mistaken, it was Zack that approached Ben with the idea of this particular Batman. This is the most true to life, or true to comics, iteration of Batman that we have ever seen. I love all previous incarnations, but this is a new Batman for a new time. He has been fighting crime for 20 years, and we the audience can relate to that because we have had 20 years of Batman movies.

Now I have an impossible question for you.

Nothing is impossible!

If you had to pick one of the following directors to direct the solo Cyborg movie, which one would it be? Ava Duvernay, Antoine Fuqua, or Jordan Peele?

Wow! Not an impossible question. First, let me say that I love all of these filmmakers. Make sure that you include that in your piece! [Laughs] I would have to go with Jordan Peele. I love what he did with “Get Out.” I would love to see what his vision is, he seems to be have a great eye for these sorts of things. I would be very interested in what his take on it would be. He is super creative, and I think that we could get into the heart of what the character is. I am sure that any of those directors would have a unique and special spin on the film, but I have to say Jordan Peele.

JUSTICE LEAGUE is now playing in theaters nationwide.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes-Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash-it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.