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Batman will be a big part of the Flashpoint movie, say Geoff Johns

November 19th, 2017 by Marc Comments

So, love or hate Justice League, the DC Cinematic Universe is still moving ahead and it looks like Flashpoint is a high priority.

It is becoming popular belief that Flashpoint will at as a restart for the series as all signs point to the departure of Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman (here).

However, the Flashpoint story, which sees Barry Allen/Flash going back in time to save his mother’s life and causing massive damage to the world/time that he comes from, has a very different version of Batman.

In Batman V Superman we briefly saw Negan actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Thomas Wayne, father to young Bruce Wayne. Everyone knows the story of Batman’s origin and the new  movies are no different – the Waynes are killed by a thief and young Bruce vows to avenge them, eventually becoming Batman.

However, in the Flashpoint story when the timeline changes it is no longer the Wayne parents who die that fateful night, but rather young Bruce. As a result his father becomes Batman to avenge his boy’s death.

And, as we know, Morgan has teased a few times that he’s more than keen to play the older, more brutal Batman (here).

And now DC’s Geoff Johns has confirmed that The Dark Knight will be a big part of Flashpoint: “There’s elements in it that we’re going to be playing into that we couldn’t do anywhere else. The scale of it, the Batman story of it all.”


Now, obviously Johns doesn’t say it will be Thomas Wayne’s Batman, but given his wording: “There’s elements in it that we’re going to be playing into that we couldn’t do anywhere else,” we have to assumes this is a version of Batman that can’t be done anywhere else.

What do yo all think? Would you like see Morgan in the suit? Let us know…

Source: EW

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….