For anyone that has been watching The Flash on the CW Network over the past 2 seasons know that they are always building to something bigger. Anyone who watched the season 2 finale know that they are moving towards a story very similar to that of The Flashpoint Paradox story arch.
For anyone who is unfamiliar with it, the brief jist of it is, Barry Allen goes back in time to stop his mother being killed but it changes everything. Thomas Wayne is Batman as it was Bruce who died not Martha and himself (Thomas Wayne doesn’t care, he kills people), Aquaman and Wonderwoman are locked in a battle that could destroy the earth and Cyberborg is working for the US government. Without giving anymore away we recommend watching the DC animated movie based on the comic.
If the CW Network were to introduce Flashpoint Batman into the show, Jeffrey Dean Morgan has thrown his name into the mix. You may know him as Negan on AMC’s The Walking Dead, but before that he played Thomas Wayne in the open credits of Batman Vs Superman, and he also The Comedian on Watchman. He would certainly make for an interesting Thomas Wayne/Batman as we have seen how ruthless he can be through his portrayal of Negan.
Over the weekend Morgan was asked for his thoughts on the DC Extended Universe branched out and moved in the direction of The Flashpoint Paradox story and this is what he had to say: “Man, I would love to play that Batman… It would be very cool. Flashpoint would be very cool.”. There it is straight from the source, he would love to reprise his role as Thomas Wayne and he would love to play the Thomas Wayne version of Batman. We would be lying if we said we wouldn’t be excited to see that.
With Barry Allen stopping his mothers death and how heavily he will factor into both the future of the DC tv universe and movie universe the possibility of a Flashpoint version of Thomas Wayne could be a possibility. However though, judging by DC looking to keep tv and movies separate, we may not see Jeffrey Dean Morgan play this version of Thomas Wayne.
We would never rule anything out though, especially considering Geoff Johns is co-running the DC Extended Universe, so it is a possibility yet.