Jeffrey Dean Morgan replaces Ben Affleck’s Batman in this image that imagines The Walking Dead star as the Flashpoint version of the Caped Crusader.
The Flash actor Ezra Miller and Grant Morrison are now working hard on a new script for The Flash’s standalone film, which is said to be grittier than Warner Bros. originally intended. The script is also rumored to be loosely based on the Flashpoint storyline which could give us a version of Batman played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice featured a glimpse at Bruce Wayne’s backstory revealing the death Martha and Thomas Wayne, played by The Walking Dead stars Lauren Cohen and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. In the Flashpoint storyline, Barry Allen travels back in time to save his mother from death, resulting in the creation of an alternate timeline where Bruce and Martha Wayne were murdered instead, leading Thomas Wayne to become a vicious version of the Caped Crusader instead.
You can check out what Jeffrey Dean Morgan would look like as Batman instead of Ben Affleck in the image below!
So what do you think? Could we still see Jeffrey Dean Morgan don the Cape and Cowl? Would Jeffrey Dean Morgan make for a good Flashpoint Batman? Let us know in the comments below!
While there’s been no recent talk of Jeffrey Dean Morgan succeeding Ben Affleck as the next version of Batman on the big screen, the actor has said that suiting up as Batman would be the thrill of a lifetime for him. With The Flash standalone film now rumored to be based on Flashpoint, there may still be hope for Jeffrey Dean Morgan to play Batman in the future, even without Zack Snyder being involved. Meanwhile, Ben Affleck has officially retired from the role and will not appear in Matt Reeves’ upcoming standalone The Batman.
A timetable for The Flash movie was never set in stone, however, the production was expected to be in tow following DC’s Shazam!, Wonder Woman 1984, and Todd Phillips’ Joker movie.
The Flash movie was originally expected to kick off production this spring, however, due to development of the script, and with Ezra Miller originally scheduled to begin work on the third installment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise in July — which has now been pushed back to the fall — it remains unclear as to when production on the project will get up and running.
Game Night directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are still attached to direct The Flash movie. The film has changed directors several times as the duo replaced director Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) who exited the project over creative differences with the studio. Famuyiwa had been hired to replace Seth Grahame-Smith who penned the original script and also exited due to creative differences. Before that, The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were attached to direct. Lord and Miller had originally developed the story for the film, however, they left to work on Solo: A Star Wars Story for Lucasfilm.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword writer Joby Harold was the most recent scribe to have previously worked on a draft of the script, before Ezra Miller and Grant Morrison opted to take a shot at it.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the DC Films franchise as we learn it.
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.