Alec Baldwin Drops Out of ‘Joker’ Movie
Just two days after it was announced that Alec Baldwin would be playing Batman’s father, Thomas Wayne, in Joaquin Phoenix’s “Joker” movie, he revealed that he’s exited the project.Variety confirmed the news on Wednesday after the actor told USA Today that he’d be dropping out.“I’m no longer doing that movie,” he told the outlet.
“I’m sure there are 25 guys who can play that part.”Thomas Wayne first entered the comic-book lore in 1939, the father of Bruce Wayne and husband of Martha Wayne.
A gifted physician and philanthropist to Gotham City, his and his wife’s murder would go on to serve as Bruce Wayne’s inspiration to become Batman and fight crime.Baldwin also cited “scheduling” issues to USA Today, but just earlier on Wednesday, he had taken to Twitter to dispel rumors that his Thomas Wayne would be inspired by Donald Trump.
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