Will Jeffrey Dean Morgan Play Flashpoint Batman in the DCEU?

Friday, 14 October 2016 - 11:54AM
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Friday, 14 October 2016 - 11:54AM
Will Jeffrey Dean Morgan Play Flashpoint Batman in the DCEU?

Jeffrey Dean Morgan's star is rising in the geek community. Between his roles in Supernatural and Watchmen, as well as his upcoming turn as Negan in the seventh season of The Walking Dead, he's been everywhere lately. Now, he might be ready to tackle another geeky universe: the DCEU.

Morgan is technically already a part of the DCEU, as he had a small role as Thomas Wayne in Batman v Superman (alongside fellow Walking Dead actor Lauren Cohan). It seemed strange at the time for two prominent actors in the geek world to be cast in roles that would necessarily be cameos, but as it turns out, Zack Snyder might have had bigger plans for Morgan, and might even bring him back to play the Caped Crusader.

In the Flashpoint comics, The Flash changes the past and wakes up in an entirely different timeline, in which Bruce Wayne is dead and Thomas Wayne is Batman. So theoretically, if the Flash movies went down that path, Morgan could reprise his role as Thomas Wayne and become Batman without recasting Ben Affleck. 

Morgan, for his part, would not only love for this to happen, but seems to think it's a distinct possibility:

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Maybe when [Zack Snyder] cast me that was kind of the goal," Morgan told Cinema Blend. "Hopefully DC can figure this all out, and in a few years I can come back and do a Flashpoint Batman! I would love it. That would be great.
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And although he hasn't had any specific talks with Snyder about a Flashpoint movie, the director seems to be on board:

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"I have not had any big discussions with him about [Flashpoint], but I remember when we were in Australia doing Watchmen press, and I was having dinner with Zack or whatever. And he was like, 'My dream is to do the Frank Miller Batman.' And he goes, 'You would be an awesome Batman.' The darker version."
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Whether this will actually happen will depend on a lot of things, particularly how the Flash movie performs. But it's definitely possible, especially considering that Morgan's career is becoming more high-profile and Flashpoint has already proven to be incredibly popular on The Flash series. And since The Flash show didn't adapt Flashpoint very accurately, mostly because the characters were tied up in the movies, a movie version would be a perfect opportunity to do a comics-accurate version.

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