Over the years, there have been as many actor to portray Batman as there have been to play James Bond. From Michael Keaton to George Clooney, to Christian Bale, to Ben Affleck, they’re all a little different. But can you picture Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the role?
The closest thing we have to compare is likely his portrayal of the Comedian in Zack Snyder’s Watchmen (2009). Now, there’s a rumor going around that Morgan could join Snyder once more for a bizarro Batman timeline.
This all started when Lauren Cohan (Maggie) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan) were ironically cast as Bruce Wayne’s parents in Batman v. Superman.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan Talks DC Universe
“There’s a role in the DC Universe that I’ve got my eye on,” said Jeffrey Dean Morgan at a recent comic con event. Originally, he landed the role of Thomas Wayne before he ended up being cast as Negan on The Walking Dead.
When Warner Brothers announced a movie called Flashpoint, fans of the comic book knew this could be a possibility. In the comic, Barry Allen (The Flash) goes back in time, but screws up the timeline of the universe.
Instead of Bruce Wayne’s parents being killed, the boy is killed and his father decides to become Batman. Ironically, this involves the mother becoming the Joker…
Negan Vs. Maggie, On The Silver Screen
Comic Book reported, “Most recently, reports claim that Affleck will play Batman in the Flashpoint movie but be recast for the Matt Reeves trilogy set to follow it. With an alternate timeline due in Flashpoint, Morgan’s chance to jump into the Dark Knight’s spandex, at least for a short time, seem more and more likely.”
As comic book films continue to get larger, it’s clear that they will continue to make more movies. Many fans felt like Christopher Nolan’s examination of Batman was perfect. But, the idea of Superman and Batman in the film brought the same fans back to theaters.
For The Walking Dead fans, the idea of seeing Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) fighting on the big screen as Batman and the Joker is incredible, to say the least.
Do you think this movie might really get made?