Updated 29/08/2019: Things were good whilst they lasted, which weren’t very long. It has been announced Alec Baldwin has pulled out of playing Thomas Wayne in Todd Phillips Joker movie.
Baldwin joined the cast 48 hours prior, now USA Today reports Baldwin pulled out due to scheduling issues. The actor also commented:
“I’m sure there are 25 guys who can play that part.”
ORIGINAL POST: 30 Rock’s Alec Baldwin has joined the cast of Todd Phillips’ Joker movie.
Baldwin, who recently starred in Mission: Impossible – Fallout is set to play Thomas Wayne, the father of Bruce Wayne/Batman.
As most know, Thomas along with his wife Martha are murdered leaving the theatre with young Bruce, this inspires the him to become the Dark Knight.
Thomas Wayne is said to be a cheesy, tanned businessman a la 1980s Trump. very different from what we’re used to seeing from the character.
Thomas Wayne was last played by Jeffery Dean Morgan in Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Baldwin is the latest addition to the Joker’s ever-growing cast, which includes Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, and Zazie Beetz.
Camera’s are to begin rolling September 10, 2018. The film has been described as an “exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.”
This films isn’t part of Warner Bros. DC Extended Universe, it will be under a new banner of DC Comic films, which has yet to be named.
Phillips co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver (The Fighter). The film will be produced by Emma Tillinger Koskoff and executive-produced by Richard Baratta.
Let us know in the comments below your thoughts on Baldwin’s addition.
Joker is set to hit screens October 4, 2019.