The casting of big name actors and The Walking Dead co-stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lauren Cohan as Thomas and Martha Wayne for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was no accident on director Zack Snyder’s part, and while we know the fate of the Wayne family, there was always the possibility that the two could pop up again in an alternate reality of a Flashpoint film, namely with Lauren Cohan as The Joker and Jeffrey Dean Morgan taking up the mantle as The Batman.
But a lot has changed since Dawn of Justice, both in the greater DC Films world and The Flash film itself, which now looks to be not an adaptation of the Flashpoint storyline, similar to the Flashpoint Paradox animated film, but a straightforward Flash film. Now does that mean the door is closed on Flashpoint down the line? Probably not, but for now, it seems that Jeffrey Dean Morgan won’t be donning the cowl, as the actor revealed at Comic-Con this weekend while doing press for The Walking Dead:
“I’ll keep talking about it just because it’s really fun to talk about, and I really would like Warner Bros. to open their ears a little bit. When Zack Snyder was involved in the DC world more, I think there was a real possibility, but now that he’s kinda stepped away a little bit – I’ve heard different things, that Flashpoint might not be going in that direction, it’ll be more of an origin story for Flash.”
So indeed, it does seem that Morgan still wants Warner Bros. to be receptive to a Flashpoint film, and given Morgan’s relationship with Zack Snyder with their previous work together on Watchmen, the chance might have been a bit better then. But now, with Walter Hamada steering the ship, perhaps a smaller scale Flash film works better and could easily lead into a Flashpoint film down the line where Jeffrey Dean Morgan would indeed get a chance to become The Batman as Thomas Wayne. Time will tell.
Would you like to see a Flashpoint adaptation at some point in the DC films world? And if so, would you like to see Jeffrey Dean Morgan return to play Thomas Wayne’s Batman? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for more updates on The Flash film.
The Flash is to be directed by flash John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. Known to appear as of now are Ezra Miller as Barry Allen, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, and Billy Crudup as Henry Allen.
Every Big Screen Batman Villain Ranked From Worst To Best
As far as comic book superheroes go, no other character has a bigger or better rogues gallery than Batman. Spider-Man is probably a close second, and Superman, The Flash and other heroes have a lot of great foes to call their own as well, but there is just no competing with the Dark Knight in the villain department. In fact, I would go as far as to say that, if not for his incredible roster of nemeses, Batman might not have had the lasting legacy that the character has achieved over the better part of 75+ years.
It’s just an added bonus that in that time a majority of his most well-known villains have seen at least one big screen adaptation, if not two or more. Almost all of these villains have the potential for cinematic greatness, but it doesn’t always turn out that way. That’s why we’re compiling this extensive list ranking every single big screen Batman villain from worst to best.
A couple of rules before we begin. First, live-action or animated, the film in question in which the character appeared simply has to have gotten a full theatrical release (i.e. wide release, in theaters for more than one day). We’re also not going to include minor cameos (like Victor Zsasz in the Dark Knight films), nor characters that did not originate in the comic world (sorry, Max Shreck fans), or at the very least, feel like they belong to it. Finally, while it helps to be known as an actual Batman villain in the comics, if the baddie and the Bat have had some kind of antagonistic relationship on film, we’re counting it.
Alrighty then, with no further ado, here is our list of every big screen Batman villain ranked from worst to best. Click Next to get started!