With Ben Affleck rumored to be out as Batman in Warner Bros’ DC universe and a Flashpoint film planned, many are speculating this is where the company will “reset” the universe with new actors. We saw Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Thomas Wayne in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which has led many to believe he’ll be playing the caped crusader in Flashpoint. While no announcement has been made officially, Morgan recently chatted with Total Film and indicated he is interested in the role.
Morgan first touched on the fact that him and Snyder talked about Batman when they worked on Watchmen.
“Look, I’m not going to lie. Zack Snyder and I talked about doing Batman together when we did Watchmen. I think it was both he and I’s favorite character and favorite story. And 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.”
So, will Morgan actually be portraying the character in the future? Well, that decision isn’t up to the actor.
“We’ll see. I mean, look, DC is DC and they’ll figure out what they’re going to do next. But I’m highly aware of the character, I will say that. I’m highly aware of the character, and it would probably be a thrill of a lifetime to put on the Batsuit.”
If Affleck does indeed hang up the cowl, would you like to see Morgan give his take on the character? Comment below, let us know!
Flashpoint is currently slated to be released in 2020.