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

Baldwin will play Thomas Wayne.

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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.

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.

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I'm so confused as to what purpose this movie serves for the DC universe. If it was the same cast as already stated in the universe, I'd understand. Seeing as apparently its set in its own universe, it seems like a convoluted and messy idea.

To be fair, I actually appreciate this movie's casting more than Suicide Squad and BvS. Never a far of Leto, and I see Phoenix being more Jokery. But if you're building a franchise, be consistent.

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Seriously... Who is this movie for?

Warner, save $50M and cut bait ASAP. Literally no one is asking for this movie, particularly not with this cast. Possibly the worst casting I've seen this year.

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

I bet De Niro is going to play Gordon

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I have no idea what this movie is gonna be...still interested...but it's becoming less unclear the more they announce

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Let's just cut straight to the Bat-nipples and get the shark gun out, so he can jump one.

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How many times are they gonna do this origin story!

I was glad when they skipped it for MCU spider man

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"They KILLED me, Lemon! Right in front of my boy!"

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@snugglebear: I can’t picture him in a non comedic role any more.

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I see... I get it now... So that's how Bruce got so traumatized.