The rumours swirling around the DC Extended Universe haven't showed any sign of slowing down as of late, with Ben Affleck's role as Batman once again in question following reports that Matt Reeves would be casting a new actor in the titular role of his upcoming flick, 'The Batman'.

An alternate DC Universe could see Jeffrey Dean Morgan become BatmanAn alternate DC Universe could see Jeffrey Dean Morgan become Batman

One of the frontrunners to take over as Bruce Wayne has always been Jeffrey Dean Morgan, but he's somebody who could only really tackle the character in a completely alternate DC Universe on the big screen, having already played Thomas Wayne (Batman's father) in the flashback sequence shown in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'.

Many thought he may be able to become Batman in Ezra Miller's upcoming solo outing 'Flashpoint', because in that timeline, Bruce Wayne was killed in the alleyway by a gunman and his parents survive, with his mother Martha Wayne even becoming the Joker because of the tragedy, and Thomas donning Batman's cape and cowl.

That may still be something in discussion, as during a recent panel at Walker Stalker Con, Morgan was asked about his hopes about the future of the DCEU to which he replied: "There's a role in the DC Universe I've got my eye on."

Warner Bros. and related bosses behind-the-scenes will of course have sworn Morgan to silence, but we think it's pretty obvious that talks are taking place and he will likely be taking on the role sooner rather than later. 

Still, the underwhelming box office performance for 'Justice League' will be something that may put the brakes on future DCEU releases. Studios don't like losses at the best of times, and especially not when their franchise is supposed to be one of the most-loved on the planet.

We'll be keeping a close eye on proceedings surrounding the DCEU, but we really do hope that Morgan gets to live out his dreams of tackling Batman on the big screen before too long!

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