- The DCEU has been an up-and-down experiment since it first launched in 2013 with Man of Steel.
- At one stage, DC was apparently considering casting Drake as Cyborg in a TV series.
- The character was ultimately played by Ray Fisher in Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
While Warner Bros. has certainly made some bizarre character choices when it’s come to the DCEU over the years — casting Jared Leto as Joker and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, just to name a couple — arguably none are as strange as this rumor from concept artist Jared Krichevsky who said the studio considered Drake for the role of Cyborg in an ultimately unmade TV show.
Krichevsky’s word certainly seems as though it should be trusted, as his IMDb says he’s worked as a concept artist on massive projects such as Avatar: The Way of the Water, Godzilla vs. Kong, Black Adam, Ready Player One, Ghostbusters, Edge of Tomorrow, The Wolverine, and more.
Needless to say — and to no fault of Krichevsky, as he was simply making what the studio asked him to — the mock-up of Drizzy as Cyborg, a.k.a. Victor Stone, is an extremely cursed image.
Concept art reveals that DC once considered casting Drake as Cyborg in a TV series
Warner Bros. and DC did ultimately bring Cyborg to life on both the big and little screen, as Ray Fisher portrayed the character in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, while Joivan Wade portrays Cyborg on the HBO Max series Doom Patrol.
DC has caught quite a few bullets over the years, but Drake as Cyborg certainly counts as an example of them dodging one.