These days the only actors working are the ones who are currently making comic book properties, and the ones who aren't doing it yet. However, nobody has really crossed over from one big brand to the other. One actor is ready to be the first. Robbie Amell, who played the original Firestorm on CW's The Flash says he'd be more than happy to work within the MCU if given the chance.
To be fair, Robbie Amell laughed when making the comment about having no loyalties. It doesn't appear his comments to Comicbook.com come from any actual animosity from the fact that he's been killed off on The Flash. Rather, he's just making the point that, as an actor, the politics behind the characters isn't what he considers. He just wants to play a good character in a good movie, and the MCU certainly has that. While we're sure Amell has enjoyed his time working within DC's universe, if you limit yourself only because of imaginary boundaries between particular projects then you just cut yourself off from work.
If we consider the shared universe that DC has built on television there are technically three different major comic book franchises between film and television. Thus far no major actors have crossed the lines. Everybody who has a significant role on one of them has yet to be cast in any others. Even the actors who have been cast in more than one role, like Alfre Woodard who had a cameo in captain America: Civil War before showing up on Luke Cage, have stayed within their particular sphere.
At some point, we will see those line crossed. As the MCU and DCEU expand at exponential rates they will simply need more actors to play the roles. It's unclear if there's even been a concerted effort by one side to not cast actors who have appeared in the others' films but eventually you're just going to want a good actor to play a part and te fact that they also played a different superhero is going to become less important.
Who are the actors that you'd like to see cross enemy lines? Should Will Smith play somebody in the MCU? Is there a DC character just waiting for Benedict Cumberbatch to take him on? What about Robbie Amell? Is there a good spot for him in the upcoming MCU films? Let us know what you think in the comments.
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