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‘Joker’ Movie: Alec Baldwin to Play Bruce Wayne’s Father

Ever wanted to see Alec Baldwin die?

You know…because we’re forced to see Bruce Wayne’s parents re-die every film interation of Batman, and…anyway.

*clears throat*

The Hollywood Reporter announces that Alec Baldwin is joining Joaquin Phoenix in Joker, Warner Bros.’ standalone movie centered on the DC’s clown prince of crime.

Baldwin is the latest high-profile actor to join the project, which is scheduled to behind shooting in two weeks. Robert De Niro, Deadpool 2 breakout Zazie Beetz and Glow actor Marc Maron are already on the call sheet.

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Phoenix is portraying the DC Comics villain in a film that is more moderately budgeted and darker than the studio’s other DC-based movies, known as the DC Cinematic Universe. The project is also described as more of a dark character study than a crime thriller, with Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy as the tonal watchwords.

Baldwin has been tapped for the role of Thomas Wayne, who is Batman lore is the father of Bruce Wayne, the future Batman.

But this being a movie project that will veer off center from the traditional Batman cannon, sources say that the script paints Thomas Wayne as a cheesy and tanned businessman who is more in the mold of a 1980s Donald Trump.

You know- like Donald was in the 80s.

Are you excited for new Joker casting announcements? Is this a movie you want to see? Tell Nerdbot your thoughts in the comments!

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