According exclusively to Deadline, actor Alec Baldwin has joined Todd Phillips’s Joker origin movie, starring Joaquin Phoenix. Supposedly Baldwin will be playing Bruce Wayne’s father Thomas Wayne, confirming that the movie will take place sometime in the 80’s prior to Bruce becoming the Dark Knight in Gotham City.
Warner Bros. hasn’t confirmed what character Baldwin was casted for, but Deadline goes on to say sources state he will be playing the character of Thomas Wayne.
Baldwin will be joining an all star cast which includes Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, and Zazie Beetz. Production for Joker will start on September 10th of this year.
Joker is set to be released in theaters on October 4, 2019.
UPDATE: Baldwin has since dropped out of the role according to an interview he had with USAToday, Baldwin goes on to say– “I’m sure there are 25 guys who can play that part.” and goes on to say it was “scheduling issues” as to why he had to drop out.