The war between Marvel and DC is high stakes business, and Ezra Miller is a loyal soldier. The 24-year-old actor was recently at the premiere of his new movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, fulfilling his duties as a movie star by signing some autographs for fans. But at one point, Miller, who is one of the more gracious actors in Hollywood, was asked by a fan to sign a Marvel comic. “You understand why I can’t sign that, right?” Miller asked with a smile. “Find me something else, I’ll sign it!”
Miller’s reluctance can be explained by the simple fact that he recently wrapped shooting Justice League, where he’ll make his debut as Barry Allen, aka The Flash, opposite Ben Affleck’s Batman and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. Justice League is the centerpiece of the DC Extended Universe (other films include Batman v Superman and Wonder Woman) and Warner Bros.’ Hail Mary pass to try and match the astronomical success of Disney and its Marvel Cinematic Universe. The two entertainment behemoths are essentially locked in a blood feud, and this is Miller staying loyal to his side. He tried his best to explain this. “It’s so obvious why I can’t sign that, I’m sorry,” he said. When the fan asked if Justice League was part of Marvel, Miller corrected him. “No, it’s DC, they’re competing comic book houses.” Watch the exchange below.