Jeffrey Dean Morgan has opened up regarding the possibility of playing Batman in Flashpoint, DC’s upcoming standalone film centered on The Flash.
Should the film stay true to the source material, Flashpoint would feature The Flash in an alternate timeline after returning to the past to save his mother. In the alternate timeline, Barry discovers that Thomas Wayne became The Batman after both Martha and Bruce met their untimely deaths instead of Bruce’s parents. While Morgan has not been confirmed to be attached to The Flash solo film, the actor who played Thomas Wayne in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice directed by Zack Snyder recently described to Total Film that the chance of playing the Caped Crusader would be the “thrill of a lifetime.”
Morgan also revealed he had a conversation about playing Batman with Snyder during the production of Watchmen:
“Look, I’m not going to lie. Zack Snyder and I talked about doing Batman together when we did Watchmen,” Morgan revealed. “I think it was both he and I’s favorite character and favorite story.”
After long being in development, DC is finally moving forward on The Flash film. Game Night directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are confirmed to direct the project from a script written by King Arthur: Legend of the Sword scribe Joby Harold. While a murderous Batman wouldn’t be anything new in DC’s current cinematic universe, Morgan dished on the Flashpoint version of the character which he thinks is the coolest interpretation of the hero there is:
“And what I know about the Flashpoint Batman is, you know, for me, I think he is not only the darkest of the Batmen, but the coolest. And I love his whole storyline and who he is and the tortured soul of it all.”
Morgan was tight-lipped on whether or not will get the chance to don the cape and cowl, only confirming how much the opportunity would mean to him:
“We’ll see. I mean, look, DC is DC and they’ll figure out what they’re going to do next. But I’m highly aware of the character, I will say that. I’m highly aware of the character, and it would probably be a thrill of a lifetime to put on the Batsuit.”
Both Ezra Miller and Kiersey Clemons are committed to star as the titular hero and his love interest Iris West in Flashpoint, which will also feature an appearance by Wonder Woman as Gal Gadot has been confirmed for The Flash’s standalone film.
Flashpoint does not currently have a release date. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of DC Films as we learn it.
Source: Games Radar
10 Actors Who Should Play Red Hood In The DC Extended Universe
Not much is known about The Batman, but one thing is clear: the Red Hood would make an incredible villain. While there have been a few iterations of the Red Hood over the years, I’m specifically referring to when Jason Todd, one of Batman’s former sidekicks, takes up the mantle. After being brutally murdered by the Joker, Jason Todd was buried and believed dead by the world. As a result of the universe-altering event Infinite Crisis, his death was retconned and he spent years developing a grudge to his former mentor for leaving him alone.
Over time, Jason Todd dons the villainous Red Hood mantle and decides to wage a one-man war on crime. Unlike Batman, he doesn’t have limits though. Red Hood is a proud killer, and instead of wiping crime from the city, he aims to take over the drug trade himself to ensure no one sells to kids. He’s an extremely complex, interesting character, so he obviously needs a talented performer to bring him to life on the big screen.
Here are ten actors who should play Red Hood in the DC Extended Universe. Click Next to get started!