If you’re a fan of the very gritty and so edgy, then boy do I have a sponge for you!
Okay, obligatory joke aside, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, also known as Negan in The Walking Dead, continues to show interest in really expanding on his very short role of Thomas Wayne in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
To those not in the know *adjusts fedora* this sounds like an odd want. Isn’t Thomas Wayne just Batman’s father? What’s he gonna do, pay taxes and run a company? Also, isn’t he dead?
Although a film in which Thomas Wayne runs Gotham’s biggest company would be oh so riveting, what Morgan has in mind is to bring comic’s grittiest iteration of Batman to the big screen, Flashpoint Batman.
Back in 2011, DC had a major universe expanding story arc called Flashpoint where we saw The Flash go back in time, save his mother, and f*** everything up for everyone else. By going back in time and altering past events, Flash managed to cause various ripple effects, one of which saw the Batman story line take a different route.
In Flashpoint, both Thomas Wayne and Martha Wayne survive the altercation with the back alley thug, but at the cost of losing little Bruce. This causes Thomas to seek vengeance, become a very violent version of Batman, and causes Martha to lose her sanity and devolve (or evolve) into the Joker.
This is the Batman Jeffrey Dean Morgan aims to bring to fans, and who he hoped Mr. Edge, Zack Snyder, had in mind when he brought him along to play Thomas Wayne.
“Maybe when he cast me that was kind of the goal. Hopefully DC can figure this all out, and in a few years I can come back and do a Flashpoint Batman! I would love it. That would be great.
I have not had any big discussions with him about [Flashpoint], but I remember when we were in Australia doing Watchmen press, and I was having dinner with Zack or whatever. And he was like, ‘My dream is to do the Frank Miller Batman.’ And he goes, ‘You would be an awesome Batman.’ The darker version.”
Jeffrey Dean Morgan definitely has the drive (and connections) to play this version of Batman, so it’s ultimately up to Zack Snyder and WB to make it happen. All it takes is some time line altering, parallel universe creating, and character swapping. C’mon, comics do it all the time; it’s no prob.
A female Joker would be really refreshing to see. *Mocking voice* But what about Harley Quinn? She’s a female version of Joker.
Shush; no she’s not.