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.
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