Cyborg Concept Art Reveals DC Comics Wanted to Cast Rapper Drake for New Series

In recent years, Cyborg has become a prominent character in Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ line-up of super heroes. The hero has appeared in live-action in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Zack Snyder’s Justice League and DC’s Doom Patrol series on HBO Max. On the film side Ray Fisher played the role and on the television side Jovian Wade brought the “booyah”, but it turns out that DC wanted a pretty big name for the role in an unknown series. According to concept artist Jared Krichevsky, Grammy Award- winning rapper Drake was almost in consideration for the Cyborg role. Although, he isn’t sure in what capacity.

“Cyborg concept for a series that didn’t happen. They wanted to cast Drake at one point 😅, “Krichevsky wrote. “Edit: Since this post is getting attention I should clarify I don’t know at what level they were considering him. I just got a brief note saying to make him look like Drake. Could have been nothing 🤷 Still fun to work on.”

The concept art features the rapper with a bald head and classic Cyborg look. His head gets a very see-through computer look with the classic Cyborg red eye. The art gives the character a tank like body, which would probably be for protection. This look is very different to the other live-action Cyborg looks and I’d love to know exactly what it was for. You can check out the concept art right above!

The most recent project from Warner Bros. and DC Comics was The Batman, and it’s now available to be streamed via HBO Max. Here’s how the studio describes the film: “The Batman is an edgy, action-packed thriller that depicts Batman in his early years, struggling to balance rage with righteousness as he investigates a disturbing mystery that has terrorized Gotham. Robert Pattinson delivers a raw, intense portrayal of Batman as a disillusioned, desperate vigilante awakened by the realization that the anger consuming him makes him no better than the ruthless serial killer he’s hunting.”

Directed by Matt Reves, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as GCPD’s James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as mayoral candidate Bella Reál, Andy Serkis as Alfred, and Colin Farrell as Oswald “Penguin” Cobblepot. The film is currently available for streaming on HBO Max.

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