Jeffrey Dean Morgan Is Still Talking About Playing The Flashpoint Batman

Flashpoint Batman

Nobody is quite sure what the long-term plan is for the DC film universe. However, one thing we do know is that a Flashpoint movie is planned at some point. The other thing we know is that Jeffrey Dean Morgan wants in. The actor, who briefly played Thomas Wayne in the opening of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has already said that he would be interested in playing the Batman in a big screen version of the timeline-altering Flashpoint movie, but Morgan wants everybody to understand that this isn't just something he's willing to do, it's something that he wants to do. According to Morgan...

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.

With superhero movies being as popular as they are these days, they're largely more popular than the comics that spawned them. As such, many actors aren't necessarily all that familiar with the history of the characters they're playing unless they do the research. Jeffrey Dean Morgan tells Total Film (via GamesRadar) that he's well versed in the alternate history version of Thomas Wayne, and knows that it means that he could, theoretically, dawn the Batsuit in the upcoming Flashpoint movie.

And Jeffrey Dean Morgan isn't just blowing smoke here. It's clear that he's well versed in the character's history because he was campaigning to play Batman in a Flashpoint movie before it was ever announced there was even going to be a Flashpoint movie. It's been less than a year since Warner Bros. officially added Flashpoint to its list of planned DC comics movies (rather than it simply being a solo Flash movie), and Morgan was already looking toward something like that before that happened. Whether he had inside info on what was being considered or just had a dream to put on the cape and cowl, he was interested. Based on his comment here, it sounds like he just really wants to put on the cowl. Can you blame him?

Flashpoint is a DC comics storyline that sees The Flash travel back in time and save the life of his mother. The resulting ripples through the timeline have several other major impacts on the DC comics heroes. Most notably here, the fact that a mugger kills the son of Thomas Wayne, driving him to become the Batman. He also becomes a more vicious and brutal version of the character, something that Jeffrey Dean Morgan seems specifically interested in playing.

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.

While we have no idea when we'll see the Flashpoint movie, there are certainly worse things it could do than have a larger role for Jeffrey Dean Morgan. He clearly is good at playing brutal characters and it seems a shame to use him in such a small way in the current DC expanded universe.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.