DC's Joker Movie Casts Alec Baldwin To Play Batman's Father

Baldwin will play Thomas Wayne.


The new Joker movie from The Hangover director Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix in the title role has added another big name to its cast.

However, while it's been less than 24 hours since the announcement of Alec Baldwin signing on to the Joaquin Phoenix Joker film, the actor is already off the project. Baldwin took to social media and the press to state he's no longer involved in the film.

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Now Playing: New Joker Movie Adds Alec Baldwin To Play Batman's Father - GameSpot Universe News Update

Original story follows.

According to Deadline, Oscar nominee Alec Baldwin will play Batman's ill-fated father, Thomas Wayne. Baldwin is a veteran TV and movie actor, known for his leading role on the comedy 30 Rock and more recently as the voice of Boss Baby in the movie of the same name. Baldwin picked up a Best Supporting actor nomination for his role in the 2003 movie The Cooler. He's also known for his portrayal of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live.

In addition to Phoenix and Baldwin, the Joker movie will feature Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Marc Maron, and Frances Conroy, according to Deadline.

The new Joker movie starts shooting on September 10 and is due in theaters in October 2019.

According to a previous report, Joker has a budget of "only" around $55 million. The film will apparently be more "experimental in tone and content," likened to a "crime drama." Also, it's separate from the other one starring Jared Leto as the Clown Prince of Crime.

Watch live streams, videos, and more from GameSpot’s summer event. Check it out

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 12 comments about this story