Alec Baldwin has joined Todd Phillips’ Joker film, and is rumoured to be playing Thomas Wayne, father of Bruce, respected physician and philanthropist in Gotham.
It is witnessing the murder of Thomas and his wife Martha, which leads Bruce Wayne to take on the Batman identity. Their killer’s identity has changed over the years, as in the early comics the Waynes are killed by mugger Joe Chill, but later in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film, it is the Joker who commits the crime.
While Warner Bros. is yet to confirm Baldwin’s role, the actor joins the already impressive cast of Joaquin Phoenix (in the leading role), Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, and Zazie Beetz (as Sophie Dumond).
Filming on Joker is set to begin on September 10th, eyeing an October 4th, 2019 release.