Nov 4, 2021

The Walking Dead Star Would Be Thrilled To Play Batman

Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s performance in The Walking Dead has been loved by all, and now the star believes it would be “a thrill of a lifetime” to put on the legendary cape and cowl of Batman.

Morgan debuted in DCEU as Thomas Wayne, Bruce Wayne’s (Ben Affleck) father, in a brief prologue sequence of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The actor and Batman v Superman maker Zack Snyder “talked about doing Batman together” during their association on Watchmen, Morgan informed Total Film (via Games Radar).

“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,” Morgan said. “And I love his whole storyline and who he is and the tortured soul of it all.”

In the comic book version, Flashpoint depicted an alternate reality in which a young Bruce Wayne was brutally gunned to death by a criminal and not his parents. This led the senior Wayne to become a vengeful and nasty Batman.

His mother Martha Wayne lost her mind due to Bruce’s savage killing, and the grieving mother ultimately turned into the supervillain famous as the Joker.

“We’ll see,” Morgan remarked about the chances of putting on the Batman’s suit and play a weather-beaten Dark Knight.

“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.”

Morgan had also expressed his desire to play the role last year by saying “we’ll see.”

“I would love to be the dark Batman,” he said. “That’s the darkest Batman there is. God knows I embrace the darkness.”

In Flashpoint Barry Allen aka The Flash visits an alternate timeline where Superman was not an alien, but, a creation of the US government, the world’s biggest hero was Cyborg, and a war between Aquaman and Wonder Woman had destroyed western Europe.

Ezra Miller debuted as Flash in Justice League, and he is all set to once again play the speedster in Flashpoint written by Spider-Man: Homecoming writers and Game Night makers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who were announced as Flashpoint directors earlier.

Justice League’s 4K UHD and Blu-ray debut happens today. Morgan will next be seen on the big screen alongside The Rock in Rampage, releasing in a month’s time, and can usually be seen on The Walking Dead, which airs Sundays at 9/8c on AMC.