(Warning: The following contains comic book-influenced speculation regarding the future of the DC Extended Universe, which could theoretically one day turn out to constitute a SPOILER of some kind. Proceed with whatever level of caution your ever-dutiful batwing-piloting butler suggests to you is wise.)
Now, #BatmanvSuperman: Dawn of Justice may have ultimately proved to be pretty divisive among comic book fans, but that doesn't mean that it there wasn't something in it for everyone. For those who loved it, it's a dark, complex philosophical ride through the grittier side of the #DC universe. For those who hated it, there are still a whole lot of nods and winks to the comic books hiding in there to offer hope that the future of the #DCEU could be very, very different. So much so, in fact, that...
Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Thomas Wayne Could Be Back One Day As A Post-Flashpoint Batman
That, at least, is what Morgan himself recently suggested during an interview with Cinemablend, noting that the idea of the elder Mr. Wayne returning to the DCEU one day isn't off the table. After all, in the comic books, the iconic #Flashpoint event saw Thomas take on the Bat-mantel, so why not the DCEU too? As Morgan put it:
"I have not had any big discussions with [Zack Snyder] 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."
To which he pointedly added:
"Maybe when [Zack Snyder] 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."
After all, if you really think about it, what would be more fundamentally "#ZackSnyder-like" than turning up five years from now to make a Flashpoint movie in which the newly lighter DCEU suddenly reverts to a dark, gritty tale of a world in which a young Bruce Wayne was brutally murdered in front of his father?
If nothing else, you'd have to think it'd make it into the "Top 10 most traumatic deaths of the Waynes list":
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