Although Cillian Murphy turned in a truly memorable performance as Scarecrow in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, the Corkonian hasn't turned up in any comic-book films since then because, well, why bother when you did the best ones?
In fact, in a recent interview with Vulture, Murphy went a step further and pretty much denounced all comic-book movies that came after him. "It was a different time back when we made Batman Begins. I think that Chris has to take credit for making that trilogy of films. I think they’re so grounded in a relatable reality. Nobody in those films ever had a superpower,” explained Murphy.
"It’s a slightly heightened level of storytelling, where New York is Gotham, and no one did anything magical. Batman in his movies just did a lot of pushups and was, like, British. So that’s what I loved about them. My kids love the Marvel movies, but I don’t know. I don’t watch them."
Murphy went on, wondering aloud if the studios had exhausted every possible comic-book and suggested another one he'd be interested in playing. "I reckon they’re going to make a movie of Rice Krispies starring Snap, Crackle, and Pop. I’m hoping to play Crackle."
As long as Zack Snyder stays away from it, that could actually work. Even his Anthropoid co-star, Jamie Dornan, has said he was up for playing Pop. But who should play Snap, then? Clearly it's Michael Fassbender, of course, thus completing the Irish Actor Trifecta with Brendan Gleeson as the villainous Tony The Tiger and Domhnall Gleeson as the Coco Monkey.
Holy sh**, who wants to see a cereal movie now?! Studios, get in touch and let's make this happen.