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UPDATE: Alec Baldwin to Join ‘Joker’ Standalone Film as Thomas Wayne


According to USA Today, Alec Baldwin will no longer be portraying the role of Thomas Wayne in the standalone Joker film.

Baldwin told USA Today that he is “no longer doing that movie”, citing scheduling conflicts. Baldwin also said, “I’m sure there are 25 other guys who can play that part.”

With Baldwin out of the equation, it will be interesting to see who is cast in the Todd Phillips film instead.

Alec Baldwin is the latest addition to the upcoming ‘Joker’ standalone film from Warner Bros.

Baldwin will portray Thomas Wayne, father of Bruce Wayne (a.k.a. Batman) alongside Joaquin Phoenix’s, clown prince of crime.

Thomas Wayne was last seen in live-action briefly in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, where he was portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

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The Joker and Harley Quinn from the animated Batman series (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Animation)

Due to the film steering away from traditional Batman lore, the version of Thomas Wayne we see this time around, will be quite different than the one many are used to. According to The Hollywood Reporter sources say that Thomas Wayne will be more of a “cheesy and tanned businessman who is more in the mold of a 1980s Donald Trump”.

What do you think of this new iteration of Thomas Wayne played by Baldwin? Be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section below!

In addition to Baldwin and Phoenix, the movie is also set to star Robert De Niro and Zazie Beetz.

Currently, no release date has been set for the Joker film.

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter & USA Today

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