"Ghost Rider would be fun. Silver Surfer would be fun," Reedus said when asked which Marvel role he'd take during Walker Stalker Con's 'An Evening with Norman & Jeffrey' event, where he appeared for an intimate evening with fans alongside Walking Dead co-star Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
"Silver Surfer is awesome," Morgan added.
A real-life bike enthusiast, Reedus headlines AMC reality docu-series Ride with Norman Reedus, which sees the star travel the globe at the handles of a motorcycle — the go-to method of transportation adopted by Reedus' crossbow-wielding zombie apocalypse survivor Daryl Dixon.
In the Marvel Comics, the character most associated with the mantle of Ghost Rider is motorcycle daredevil and stuntman-turned-supernatural anti-hero Johnny Blaze, played previously by Nicolas Cage in 2007's Ghost Rider and 2011 sequel Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
The rights have since reverted from Sony to Disney-owned Marvel Studios, allowing Blaze to appear in the shared Marvel Cinematic Universe, home to the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Blaze's Ghost Rider made a cameo appearance — only as a leather jacket-sporting skeleton with a flaming head — in TV's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., where Blaze's CG-generated alter ego was played by stuntman Tom McComas.
The Silver Surfer — the silvery, space-surfing former herald of planet-consuming alien Galactus — last appeared in the 2007 Fox-produced Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, performed by Doug Jones and voiced by Laurence Fishburne.
A longtime ally of both the Fantastic Four and the Avengers, the character is expected to be rebooted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe once Disney's $71.3 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets is completed, allowing former Fox-owned characters to be integrated into the Marvel Studios fold.7comments
Reedus would be the latest major Walking Dead star to board the connected franchise: former Shane Walsh actor Jon Bernthal now stars as gun-toting vigilante Frank Castle in The Punisher, and Michonne star Danai Gurira stood out as Wakandan warrior Okoye in Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War. The latter brought in Ross Marquand as the apparition-like Red Skull, taking over a role abandoned by Hugo Weaving.
The Walking Dead returns with its ninth season Sunday, October 7 on AMC.