Flashpoint star Ezra Miller really hopes the Thomas Wayne version of Batman will show up in the movie—especially if he’s played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. After losing two directors and just as many writers, the prospect of The Flash getting a solo movie has greatly diminished since its announcement a few years back. That all seemed to change this summer, however, when DC announced Flashpoint would be the film’s new title. The news not only showed the film was still a priority, but clued fans into what aspects of the comics could make it to the big screen.
Flashpoint as a story has already been adapted into an animated film and loosely inspired an arc on The Flash TV show. The gist of the plot involves Barry Allen traveling back in time and saving his mother’s life, thus creating a radical new reality. In it, all sorts of heroes and villains have swapped places, while characters like Aquaman and Wonder Woman have become competing warlords. That latter bit may make it into the film as Wonder Woman has been confirmed for Flashpoint. Fans, meanwhile, are hoping another aspect of the comic makes it to the film: Bruce Wayne’s father Thomas becoming a darker version of Batman.
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ComicBook spoke with Ezra Miller about Flashpoint and asked the actor what he though of the Thomas Wayne take on Batman making it into the movie. For his money, it’s an essential part of the story and would be a welcome addition to the film.
“I think that the emotional arc of the Thomas Wayne stuff in Flashpoint is one of the illest [parts]. And to see that different manifestation of Batman and his whole different style.”
While Miller doesn’t confirm or deny anything, it’s certainly encouraging that he enjoys the story point. He went on to describe why he thinks Thomas Wayne would work in the DCEU.
“And I love the reality that you have this universe that is so inverted from the one that we know. And this one factor remains the same, but in this flipped way. Batman is steady, but it’s going to be the result of a different side of the same tragedy with Thomas Wayne instead of Bruce, and that’s dope.”
The other big fan wish when it comes to seeing Thomas Wayne as Batman is the chance for Jeffrey Dean Morgan to tackle the anti-hero role. After all, Batman V Superman saw Supernatural and The Walking Dead co-stars Morgan and Lauren Cohan as Thomas and Martha Wayne, and both of those shows have proven how menacing the actor can be. Miller agreed when asked about Morgan in the role, saying “Oh, hell yeah. I think he’s amazing.”
Despite the enthusiasm for the casting decision, there’s still a big caveat when it comes to Flashpoint. Last month, word broke that The Flash solo movie depends on Justice League‘s success. Of course, the film is on track for a big opening and Miller’s Flash certainly looks to be a highlight. If all goes well, some solid movement on Flashpoint might arrive before the year’s end.
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