Jeffrey Dean Morgan: Playing Batman Would Be “Thrill of a Lifetime”

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Per TOTAL FILM, actor Jeffery Dean Morgan — who cameoed as Thomas Wayne in BATMAN v SUPERMAN — says he’d love a crack at acting playing Batman.

We’ll see. I mean, look, DC is DC and they’ll figure out what they’re going to do next,” Morgan said. “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.

Which Batman is he referring to?  That would be the FLASHPOINT Thomas Wayne version of the character.

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.

JDM also admitted that he and director Zack Snyder once talked about doing a Batman movie together.

Look, I’m not going to lie. Zack Snyder and I talked about doing Batman together when we did WATCHMEN. I think it was both he and I’s favorite character and favorite story.

One of my FAVORITE Batman stories! – Jett

Back in 2010 at Comic Con in San Diego, I attended a party thrown by Warner Bros. to promote Snyder’s then next film, SUCKER PUNCH.  I got to talk to Zack — who is nothing but a nice and cool dude — for about 20 minutes one on one.  One of the things he told me was that he wanted to do a standalone Batman film, “whenever Chris [Nolan] is done, of course.”  So I totally believe that he talked to JDM about doing just that while filming WATCHMEN.

As far as JDM as the Thomas Wayne Batman in FLASHPOINT, we’ll see.  I was told last year that at one point, the script had a role for the members of the Justice League.  If that’s still the case — and it may not be with a new creative team on board — perhaps we’ll actually get to see the Thomas Wayne FLASHPOINT Batman on the big screen.  On the other hand, I’ve recently heard that FLASHPOINT is a straight-up Flash movie.

Personally, I’d rather see a straight-up Flash film without cameos and all that stuff — no matter how awesome and cool I think the T-Wayne Batman is.  And coming off of the mess that was JUSTICE LEAGUE, I don’t know why in the hell Warner Bros. would want to make a JUSTICE LEAGUE 1.5 anyway.

I guess we’ll have to wait and see how this project plays out…or if it doesn’t. – Bill “Jett” Ramey