News has just broken that Alec Baldwin has signed on to be part of the Todd Phillips helmed JOKER film starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime.
The part that makes this even more interesting is who he is speculating to be portraying. It is rumored that Baldwin may be portraying Thomas Wayne, the father of Bruce Wayne who is murdered and ultimately causes Bruce to become the caped crusader known as BATMAN. Thomas and his wife Martha in the comics are murdered after leaving the theater by a mugger named Joe Chill in the comics. However in the 1989 Batman film directed by Tim Burton, they were killed by Jack Napier (played by Jack Nicholson) who would ultimately become The Joker.
There has not been much information as to what the exact plot is for the film. But the cameras are set to begin rolling on September 10th.
Baldwin joins a growing cast that includes Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, and Zazie Beetz as Sophie Dumond. As has been previously reported, Phillips’ take on the famed DC character will possess a grittier, ’80s sensibility.
Are you excited to hear about this addition to the lineup?