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?
It was just last week that we had the official announcement of Joaquin Phoenix taking on the role as the Crown Prince of Crime in the Todd Phillips film which is said to be titled simply “Joker“.
Now Warner Bros is adding on to the train that is this origin story by announcing the movies official release date. The movie is set to hit theaters on October 4th 2019. This comes as some what of a shock given many to think it takes a minimum of two years for a movie like this one. But with a reported budget of $55 million dollars and production set to commence in September this is a rather unusual movie for a major movie studio.
The film based around a failed stand-up comedian who has a series of incidents that turns him into one of the most iconic villains in comic book history.
We now officially have two cinematic Jokers. The first one in Jared Leto and now it has officially been announced that the Todd Phillips directed Joker origin story will star Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime.
Jay breaks down the news and talks about the budget set for this film and what does it mean for Warner Bros. and DC movies going forward.