Jeffrey Dean Morgan Responds To ‘Flashpoint’ Announcement

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Today at San Diego Comic-Con it was announced that The Flash solo movie would be called Flashpoint. Fans might recognize that title as being an event from the comics that deals with the changes stemming from Barry Allen going back in time to save his mother.

One of these changes in this new alternate timeline is the outcome of the robbery that kills Thomas and Martha Wayne. In this universe, young Bruce Wayne is murdered and Thomas and Martha go on to become Batman and The Joker.

After news of the Flashpoint film got out, actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan tweeted out a picture of him and Lauren Cohen at SDCC for a Walking Dead panel. Fans might recall Morgan and Cohen played Thomas and Martha Wayne in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Check out the tweet below:

While playful and not a firm answer, it certainly sounds like Morgan might be interested in putting on the cowl and becoming the Batman in this alternate timeline. Not much is known about whether or not the Flashpoint film will deal with this particular storyline, but be sure to stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for any updates.

10 Sub-Genres We Want To See In Superhero Films

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Superhero genre cover imageSuperhero films have existed since the 1920s (if you count Zorro) and have always been a part of our public lexicon. However, recently, superhero films have had an exponential uptick in production, thanks to CGI and film budgets finally being able to accurately keep up with our imagination. Currently, the superhero film is the mainstream blockbuster. Ever since Iron Man hit theaters way back in 2008, the amount of modern-day superhero films has continued to grow. Sure, there were superhero films before that, from Superman in 1978 and Batman in 1989, as well as Blade in the late 90s to X-Men in the early 2000s, and Sam Rami’s Spider-Man trilogy. But now, superhero films are the dominant form of pop culture entertainment. This year alone, there are 7 superhero movies hitting theaters. It’s a good time to be a geek! Many of our favorite characters growing up are now getting their due on the big screen.

As we are now knee-deep in the age of the superhero film, these projects also have the potential to oversaturate the market. There’s always talk of “superhero fatigue” and some even predicting that superhero films will go the way of the Western by showing the same thing over and over again. After all, there are only so many ways heroes can face off against a villain to stop a “sky beam” before things get stale.

Luckily for us, the superhero genre has ways of reinventing itself by introducing new sub-genres in these films. Captain America: The Winter Soldier gave us a political thriller wrapped in a superhero movie. Ant-Man gave us a heist film disguised as a superhero movie. Doctor Strange gave us a film of sorcery. Guardians of the Galaxy gave us a space-opera. Man of Steel gave us a darker edge of heroics and the calamity that they can cause (which Captain America: Civil War also did). Of course, Logan knocked it out of the park by giving us a superhero Western. The Batman is promising to be a noir film while The New Mutants and Sony’s Venom are expected to be full-on horror films.

So, there are obviously a lot of places that the superhero genre can continue to evolve and grow upon. Here are a few sub-genres that could exist in future superhero films. Click Next to take a look….

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Bryan Smith

Bryan Smith

Heroic Hollywood Weekend Editor. Pop culture fanatic, writer, and filmmaker. Almost always found on Twitter.

  • Fry Cook on Venus

    Kinda makes no sense to do “Flashpoint” in the DCEU without touching on all of the alternate Leaguers. I guess it all depends on how much they want to stick to continuity between films, whether or not JDM returns.

  • JNAZ

    Yet again Zack Snyder nails casting.. pretty great foresight because JDM would look amazing as batman! Not really hoping they do Martha as joker but if they do, Lauren Cohan is a pretty phenomenal actress and can probably pull it off.

    Btw, if they do intend to let Ben Affleck go, Flashpoint would be the obvious way to do it.