Jeffrey Dean Morgan Expresses His Interest In The Batman Role

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is the latest actor to express his interest in taking on the iconic role of Batman, stating that it would be the honour of a lifetime.

The American actor is best known at the moment for his work as the love-to-hate arch antagonist Negan in AMC’s The Walking Dead. A role that’s already seen him be at the centre of one of the most controversial episodes of TV in a while, the season 7 premiere. He has confirmed that he will take the opportunity to portray Batman in the planned Matt Reeves standalone movie if the opportunity arises for him.

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If he were to take on the role of Batman, he would join the prestigious group of actors to have played the DC Superhero. These actors include: Ben Affleck, Christian Bale, Val Kilmer, Adam West & Micheal Keaton.

As reported by CinemaBlend Jeffrey Dean Morgan didn’t rule out the possibility of portraying one of the world’s most famous fiction characters. He said, “We’ll see. I mean, look, DC is DC and they’ll figure out what they’re going to do next. But I’m highly aware of the character, I will say that. I’m highly aware of the character, and it would probably be a thrill of a lifetime to put on the Batsuit.”

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When this news originally came out it caused a lot of talk on Twitter, with many stating how fit for the role JDM really is, that he would make the perfect Batman. Do you think he would fit the role?

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At the moment it’s unlikely that we will see him portray Batman, with Jake Gyllenhaal supposedly top of the list of actors Warner Bros want. Karl Urban has also expressed his interest, so especially with the packed schedule Jeffrey Dean Morgan has with Negan it’s unlikely he will get the role. 

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