Whether it's old news, or new news, it looks like there's confirmation that Ray Fisher - AKA Cyborg - will indeed be a part of The Flash's solo movie in 2018.
Variety are claiming an exclusive on the story, despite it being basically confirmed in an interview with producer Deborah Snyder at Forbes months ago. But it's always nice to hear things again, isn't it?
In that initially interview, Snyder laid out the plans for the pair's relationship:
"As you can imagine, when we get to the Flash movie, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher — who plays Cyborg — are kind of our youngest characters, and they have a really nice camaraderie with each other. Ezra is super funny, so the tone of that film will be very different than the rest of them."
According to Variety, Cyborg's appearances in The Flash and Justice League before it are intended to whet the fans' appetites ahead of the actually not cancelled Cyborg stand-alone in 2020.
Cyborg might yet only have a smaller supporting role in The Flash, but it's smart business to have the most difficult sell character in the DCEU brought in alongside an already established one (in that fans have reacted well to what theyv'e seen of Ezra Miller so far, anyway). And consciously expressing the links between the movies is no bad thing (as Marvel are doing with Thor: Ragnarok chiefly).