Jeffrey Dean Morgan knows how he’d like to approach playing Thomas Wayne in the upcoming Flashpoint movie, even if some rumors claim it’s been scrapped. News of the Flashpoint movie was announced last summer during San Diego Comic Con, and Morgan has been fanning rumors that he’ll be playing Batman ever since. It’s clear that he wants the role, but it’s not clear how much of the Flashpoint story will go in terms of the comics. Many have looked at the movie as a way to reboot the DCEU, much like it did the comics, but it’s still too early to tell at this time.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan was asked about the Flashpoint role on the red carpet for Rampage. Specifically, he was asked if the villainous character that he plays in the new movie, opposite Dwayne Johnson, could influence his portrayal of the Caped Crusaders. In reply Morgan said that he had a pretty good idea how he’d approach the role. He had this to say.
“I don’t think so. I think I would know how I would play Batman but I’ve put some thought into it.”
Batman v Superman featured Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Thomas Wayne and many have assumed that the Flashpoint movie would also include him in the role. In the comics, Bruce Wayne dies, leading Thomas to take on the Batman role while Marth Wayne slowly turns into the Joker after losing her mind. The whole idea of the Flashpoint movie is exciting to DC fans and many hope that the forthcoming movie uses the source material and sticks as close to it as possible. Jeffrey Dean Morgan obviously hopes so as well.
Back in December of last year, Jeffrey Dean Morgan commented a little further about wanting to play Batman in the DCEU. He talked about his love of the character and his familiarity with the Flashpoint storyline, leading to even more rumors. Morgan even went as far as to call the Flashpoint version of Batman the “coolest.” He explains.
“There’s a role in the DC Universe I’ve got my eye on. What I know about the Flashpoint Batman is, you know, for me, I think he is not only the darkest of the Batmen, but the coolest. And I love his whole storyline and who he is and the tortured soul of it all.”
Rampage opens in theaters this week, and early reviews have heaped praise on Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s acting work, which isn’t really a surprise since he plays such an awesome villain on The Walking Dead. As for the Flashpoint movie, that’s anybody’s guess whether Morgan will end up as the Caped Crusader or not. However, the actor is definitely prepared for the role should Warner Bros. and DC Films come knocking on his door. You can check out the rest of the red carpet interview with Jeffrey Dean Morgan via ComicBook.