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Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher, who portrayed DC’s Flash and Cyborg in the sadly disastrous Justice League movie last year, might be feeling remorse as the Marvel Cinematic Universe keeps breaking box records while deftly juggling and introducing characters. While signing onto one of these properties must feel like a lifelong blood oath for an actor, with no chance of hopping between gangs, it doesn’t mean they can’t dream of playing a character from the opposing side, does it?
According to ComicBook, at Miller and Fisher's panel at Wizard World Philadelphia last week, the pair seemed fairly overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choices at their disposal as to who they'd play for Marvel. “At the moment, I feel like we’re significantly outnumbered,” said Miller. “Like, we have a big pick, we have a large pick.” Fisher chimed in with a nod to the blatant difference between the size of each cast. “There’s a billion for us to pick! They only got about six.”
Miller was ready, though. “I’ve said this before, I’d love to play [Nick] Fury. I’d love to play an old—a different version than the current version—but like an [older guy]. I loved those comics when I was growing up. I loved like really scary war [stories], with a traumatized, like morally injured Fury.”
Fisher’s choice just happens to be a Marvel character currently removed from the MCU due to property and character rights. “Can we pick outside the MCU? Can I pick an X-Man or an X-Person?” Fisher asked. “I’d probably want to play the Wolverine.”
Ultimately, it doesn’t seem like either studio would risk tarnishing the solidity of its onscreen brand by casting a star who’s also portraying a hero from the opposite camp—unless both companies suddenly decide it’d be great for business and the fans.