Though Jimmy Kimmel is known for getting all the trailers for the superhero blockbusters, actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan did his best to make sure no major scoop went his way recently when discussing his potential involvement in Flashpoint.
Now that we know the Flash’s solo outing will be based off Flashpoint, it’s practically common knowledge among fans that Thomas Wayne is the one who could be donning the cape and cowl in this parallel universe. Kimmel said as much during his friendly chat that turned into a pretty funny interrogation.
The conversation starts on Morgan’s slip-up at a panel where he accidentally revealed the sex of his baby on-stage in front of thousands of people. After that, Kimmel thought Moragn might be prone to more slip-ups and began questioning Morgan’s future involvement in the DC Extended Universe — Flashpoint in particular.
A few seconds of silence from Morgan followed before he said “I didn’t say S***.” While funny, Morgan kept a lighthearted tone while saying the following:
I don’t know anything. Really I don’t know anything. DC has a lot of things going on. I’ve worked with DC. I did that Superman/Batman thing, I was in Watchmen. As a matter of fact you showed the very first picture of me as The Comedian on your show.
In the interview, it’s not easy to say whether or not Morgan is joking the whole time or if he’s really trying not to spoil anything big. Even toward the end when Kimmel suggested they may have gotten something out of him, Morgan joked back: “You really didn’t. I’m saying nothing — nada.”
What do you think? Check out the clip below:
If he’s not involved, what’s there to say? The fan community can probably go in circles about whether Morgan is just bad at keeping secrets or if there aren’t actually any plans at all for the actor to portray Batman. Either way, this was definitely fun to watch — scoop or no scoop.
What do you make of the clip? Did Morgan slip up a bit? Or is it a given that he’ll be Thomas Wayne in Flashpoint? Let us know in the comments!
5 Things We Want To See In ‘Flashpoint’
With DC revealing that the upcoming Flash movie will be titled Flashpoint, fans are wracking their brains trying to figure out what will happen. While the story is famous for rebooting the DC universe before the New 52 initiative, the series is chop full of awesome moments. The book is full of awesome alternate versions of characters and emotional moments that ground the universe-changing story in a deeply personal core narrative. For those who don’t know, Flashpoint follows what happens after Barry Allen travels back in time to save his mother on the night of her murder. When he returns to the present, he finds that everything he’s ever known is different and he’s even lost his powers.
It might not be the perfect story to introduce people to the larger Flash universe, but I trust Geoff Johns. Hopefully now that the plot seems to be a bit more set, a director or directors (I’m looking at you Phil Lord and Chris Miller) will step onto the project soon and help mold it into something awesome. If Warner Bros. chooses to introduce an alternate version of the DC Extended Universe to the bigscreen, there’s no one I’d rather explore it with than Flash. Barry Allen is the heart and soul of the DCU, so it’s only fitting to watch him try and inject some light into a dark version of his home.
Hit Next to learn about the five things we want to see in Flashpoint.