Having carved out a niche for himself in films like “Watchmen” and on TV on shows like “Supernatural” and “The Good Wife,” Jeffrey Dean Morgan is always a welcome sight on screen. Earlier this year he had a surprise cameo as Thomas Wayne, father of Bruce Wayne/Batman, in the opening of Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”.
It was a short appearance, but Morgan tells Cinema Blend that he hopes to play an alternate form of Batman in a future film: specifically Flashpoint Batman. The comic storyline ‘Flashpoint’ has The Flash traveling back in time to save his mother, and in doing so, rewrites history.
One of the changes is that Bruce Wayne died in Crime Alley instead of his parents, leading Thomas Wayne down the path to becoming a brutal, unforgiving Caped Crusader. Morgan tells the outlet he’d be happy to play Thomas Wayne again – especially in that context:
“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.”
While he did confirm that no official talks about Flashpoint or a movie based on it have taken place, but adds that it was Snyder that put the idea in his head in the first place:
“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.”
The Ben Affleck-led solo “The Batman” film will likely shoot late 2017/early 2018 and Morgan may return to the Thomas Wayne role should that film boast flashbacks.