On Friday, Warner Brothers dropped a bombshell in their release schedule by revealing the title of the upcoming Flash-centric film to be Flash Point.
This announcement comes with a tremendous amount of speculation regarding The Walking Dead's Negan actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan due to the events of the popular DC Comics story Flashpoint.
In the Flashpoint story, Barry Allen goes back in time to save his mother. However, in doing so, Barry disturbs the world's timeline and creates a new world, spawned by a butterfly effect type of story based on the change to his mother's fate. In this timeline, the Wayne family is in an entirely different predicament. Rather than Thomas and Martha having been killed, prompting Bruce Wayne to grow into the Caped Crusader, the father of the family is the one who takes on the responsibility of protecting Gotham.
Thomas Wayne is Batman in the Flashpoint story.
In Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the second film in the DC Extended Universe, Thomas Wayne was played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. If the role is to remain without recasting and the film accurately adapts the DC Comics story, it would place Morgan in Batman's cowl.
The Walking Dead films its season from late April through early October. It is currently in production of its eighth season. The schedule would allow for Morgan, who likely won't be leaving the popular AMC series any time soon having told ComicBook.com he is "in it for the long haul," to film from November through April.
A release date for Flashpoint has not yet been revealed but Morgan has previously weighed in on becoming Batman if such an opportunity presented itself...
During a panel at Walker Stalker Con, Jeffrey Dean Morgan fielded questions from fans.
"Zack [Snyder] and I go back to Watchmen days,” Morgan said. “So I've got a little bit of relationship with the DC losers. He called me a year before we shot that...I met Lauren. It was great. I still see Lauren. It was great and yeah, is there another plan for that Thomas Wayne character? We'll see. I don't know. I would love to be the dark Batman. That's the darkest Batman there is. God knows I embrace the darkness."
Morgan has already thought about the role and how it would compare to his role on The Walking Dead. "Flashpoint Batman would be like doing a comedy compared to being Negan," Morgan said.
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