Jeffrey Dean Morgan joked that Michael Keaton stole his role as Batman for the upcoming The Flash film.
Arguably the biggest superhero story to come out of Hollywood this year has to be the report that Michael Keaton is in talks to reprise his role as Batman for Ezra Miller’s The Flash. Keaton hasn’t donned the cape and cowl since 1992’s Batman Returns, which makes his return to the role all the more exciting. And while nothing is set in stone at the moment, fans are curious to know how this impacts Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice character. The Flash is said to be inspired by the Flashpoint storyline and it was always expected that Morgan’s Thomas Wayne would suit up as Batman for the film.
Speaking with Comicbook.com, Jeffrey Dean Morgan was asked what his thoughts were on Michael Keaton taking over the Batman role.While it may look like the Batman v Superman actor may have been sidelined for the role, he is perfectly fine with it.
“Michael Keaton swooped in and took my gig. Naw, I think that’s super cool. Ever since Zack Snyder walked away, my whole kind of bit in that world has walked away with him. However, there’s always a chat going on. So, we’ll see!”
It’s interesting how Jeffrey Dean Morgan feels as if he doesn’t have a place in the DC Extended Universe now that Zack Snyder has seemingly left the franchise. The actor and Snyder previously collaborated in Watchmen. It was never confirmed that the actor would be playing Batman in The Flash but it’s a possibility that the actor has previously entertained in the past. Now that Snyder isn’t shaping the future of the DC Extended Universe, it’s genuinely hard to imagine Morgan having a place in the franchise, especially now that his son’s Batman (Ben Affleck) is no longer roaming the streets of Gotham.
Do you think Jeffrey Dean Morgan should play Batman in The Flash? Or are you excited that Michael Keaton is in talks for the role?
Directed by Andy Muschietti from a script written by Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson, The Flash will be inspired by the Flashpoint comic storyline which followed The Flash as he navigated an altered DC Universe. Written by Geoff Johns and penciled by Andy Kuber, Flashpoint radically altered the status of the DC Comics universe and led to the launch of the New 52 titles. It is currently unknown how much inspiration the upcoming Ezra Miller film will take from the comic.
The Flash is set to hit theaters on June 3rd, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on The Flash, Michael Keaton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more exclusive video content.