Just two days after it became known that Alec Baldwin was playing Batman's father Thomas Wayne in Joaquin Phoenix's "Joker" movie, he revealed that he had left the project.
Variety confirmed the news on Wednesday after the actor told USA Today that he would drop.
"I'm not doing this movie anymore," he told the outlet. "I'm sure there are 25 people who can play this role."
Thomas Wayne first entered comic literature in 1939, the father of Bruce Wayne and husband of Martha Wayne. A gifted doctor and philanthropist in Gotham City, the murder of his wife and wife, served Bruce Wayne as an inspiration to become a Batman and fight crime.
Baldwin cited "today" problems in USA Today, but it was not until Wednesday that he had rumored on Twitter that his Thomas Wayne was inspired by Donald Trump. Baldwin won an Emmy for Trump's performance on "Saturday Night Live" last year and is in for another Emmy for the role this year.
"Let me say for the record that I have NOT been engaged to play a role in Todd Phillips' JOKER as some Donald Trump Manque," wrote Baldwin. Not That Happening. "
Phoenix will be the title villain in the Warner Bros. movie, which will focus on becoming a clown Prince of Crime. Todd Phillips will write and direct.
This article originally appeared in the New York Post.