By Noelene Clark
August 16, 2016 at 11:49 PM EDT
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Looks like the Flash may be getting a giant, metallic helping hand from Cyborg.

The part-human, part-machine superhero will appear alongside Ezra Miller’s scarlet speedster in The Flash movie, a source familiar with the project tells EW.

It’s unknown how heavily the character, played by Ray Fisher, will feature in the DC Comics-inspired film’s plot, but it appears Warner Bros. is giving Cyborg a fair amount of screen time to lay the groundwork for a standalone movie slated for April 3, 2020.

Cyborg, whose real name is Victor Stone, will feature in next year’s Justice League and appeared in this spring’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, during which his origin story was shown. Stone was a promising young football player who lost his limbs and nearly lost his life in a science experiment gone wrong. In the film, his scientist father uses a piece of alien tech called a Mother Box to save his life — and imbue him with some superhuman abilities.

“I really wanted to show Cyborg’s birth because I feel like he plays such a strong part coming up, and I really wanted to give a sense of him,” Batman v Superman and Justice League director Zack Snyder told EW earlier this year. “I really want [the audience] to know how far he’s come.”

The Flash, which is directed by Rick Famuyiwa, also stars Kiersey Clemons and is due in theaters on March 16, 2018.

The news was first reported by Variety.

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