Alec Baldwin will be joining Joaquin Phoenix in the upcoming Joker movie directed by Todd Phillips. Warner Bros. has not officially announce the casting, but reports are coming in that Alec Baldwin will be playing the role of Thomas Wayne, father of Bruce Wayne AKA the Batman.
As all DC fans should know, Thomas Wayne plays an unknowingly integral part in shaping Bruce Wayne into Batman – with his and his wife’s deaths being the trigger. Introduced in Detective Comics #33 (Nov. 1939), Thomas Wayne is described as a noble man trying to fix Gotham City. His murder was initially said to be commited by Joe Chill, but over the decades, we have seen other adaptations such as Joker being responsible in the Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman Movie featuring Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne.
Baldwin is known for his many roles in both Hollywood movies and tv shows, although more recently for his impersonations of current sitting President of the United States Donald Trump. His long filmography includes his roles as Sheldon Kaplow in The Cooler, Joshua Rush in Knots Landing, Jack Donaghy in the hit NBC sitcom 30 Rock, and most recently as Alan Hunley in the latest instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise Mission: Impossible – Fallout.
Baldwin joins Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, and Zazie Beetz as Sophie Dumond with director Todd Phillips at the helm. The movie is reportedly going to be a grittier ’80s take on the infamous DC Comics supervillain.
The Joker is reportedly set to premiere on Oct. 4, 2019.