Jeffrey Dean Morgan Is Still Eager To Play Thomas Wayne's BATMAN In A FLASHPOINT Movie

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Is Still Eager To Play Thomas Wayne's BATMAN In A FLASHPOINT Movie

Many were surprised that Jeffrey Dean Morgan took on such a minimal role in Batman v Superman, but is there a plan in store for Thomas Wayne? The actor weighs in on his character's future...

By MattBellissimo - Oct 13, 2016 04:10 AM EST
Filed Under: Batman
Source: CinemaBlend
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is a pretty prolific actor, having starred in hit TV shows and films such as Supernatural, Grey's Anatomy, Watchmen, and is currently menacing Rick and co. as Negan on AMC's The Walking Dead. It was therefore surprising when he was cast in such a small role as Bruce Wayne's father, Thomas Wayne in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Many chalked this casting up to Morgan being friends with Zack Snyder (who directed him in Watchmen). However, the actor later expressed his wishes to play an alternate form of Batman in a future film: Flashpoint Batman, specifically.

In the famous comic storyline, The Flash travels back in time to save his mother, and in doing so, rewrites history, with one of the changes being that Bruce Wayne died in Crime Alley instead of his parents, leading Thomas down the path to becoming a brutal, unforgiving Caped Crusader. In a recent interview with Cinemablend, Morgan once again indicated his eagerness to portray Thomas Wayne as Batman. “Maybe when [Zack Snyder] cast me that was kind of the goal. 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.”

Batman v Superman actually saw Ezra Miller's Flash appear to offer Bruce a foreboding warning about a grim future. Some fans theorized that this could indicate a Flashpoint film was planned or at least being hinted at. Morgan did confirm that no official talks about Flashpoint or a movie based on it have taken place, but did say that Zack Snyder put the idea of being Batman in his head back when the two were doing press for Watchmen. “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.”

Do you want to see Morgan return as Thomas Wayne's Batman in a Flashpoint-based film? Sound off below!
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Doomsday8888
Doomsday8888 - 10/13/2016, 4:24 AM
It will never happen!
TheSoulEater
TheSoulEater - 10/13/2016, 4:29 AM
If someone could pull it off, I'd adore it.
SimyJo
SimyJo - 10/13/2016, 4:36 AM
A darker more brutal Batman? - what?.... darker even than Batfleck?, I mean he was pretty brutal and stabbity-stab happy in BvS. Can't imagine him being much darker without appearing genuinely psychotic.
Luminus
Luminus - 10/13/2016, 4:39 AM
"‘My dream is to do the Frank Miller Batman.’ And he goes, ‘You would be an awesome Batman.’ The darker version.”"

What for? We already have one that murders with impunity.
imnotadoor
imnotadoor - 10/13/2016, 4:56 AM
@Luminus - He didn't say this yesterday he said this in 2009
Luminus
Luminus - 10/14/2016, 5:15 AM
@imnotadoor - Ah. Got it.
imnotadoor
imnotadoor - 10/16/2016, 5:22 PM
@Luminus - Ok
Kevwebsz
Kevwebsz - 10/13/2016, 4:41 AM
Its never going to happen but this guy would do it justice
IronMandarin
IronMandarin - 10/13/2016, 4:59 AM
After that half arsed Flashpoint on the Flash, I'd actually be excited to see a proper version done.

Only problem is that there's nothing to distinguish the Ben Affleck Batman from his dad.
HubbleFunk
HubbleFunk - 10/13/2016, 5:03 AM
Perhaps flashpoint Batman would be more like this:

KUNGFUKENNY
KUNGFUKENNY - 10/13/2016, 5:06 AM
KUNGFUKENNY
KUNGFUKENNY - 10/13/2016, 5:06 AM
@FinnBoyega - this trailer really won me over
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