Alec Baldwin is the last major actor to become director Todd Phillips Joker Film at Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. By appointment, Baldwin will assume the role of Thomas Wayne, Bruce Wayne's father. This is a pretty interesting and unexpected casting decision for the character!
How old would Bruce Wayne be with Baldwin's older age in this movie? Late teens in their early twenties? It will be interesting to see if they even choose to record it. It has previously been reported that Thomas Wayne would be a "cheesy, tanned and rich-looking" 60-year-old man. So I think Baldwin will bring his SNL version of Donald Trump to the movie.
Baldwin joins a growing cast, including Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, Robert De Niro Frances Conroy Marc Maron and Zazie Beetz . De Niro will play a reporter; Beetz will play a single mother who attracts the attention of the joker before his transformation; and Conroy will play Joker's mother Penny.
Phillips directs the film from a screenplay with which he collaborated Scott Silver . The studio has described the story as an "exploration of a man disrespected by society [that] is not only a vigorous character study, but also a broader warning."
Joker is said to be "different from other comic book superhero films". The story is also said to "dive into the Joker to become a mastermind criminal" and it is rumored that the movie story was inspired by The Killing Joke and is about a failed comedian who becomes criminal.
Joker is scheduled to shoot in New York in September. The studio has a release date set on October 4, 201
What do you think of Baldwin, who takes on the role of Thomas Wayne in the film?