It’s no joke – Baldwin has dropped out of the film due to scheduling conflicts.
I don’t think we need a standalone Joker film from Todd Philips. Having said that, I’m interested to see what Joaquin Phoenix can do with a showy role like The Clown Prince Of Crime (come on, that’s what you gotta call it). I’m also now excited to see what Alec Baldwin does with the role of Thomas Wayne in the $55 million film. Yes – you read that right. Baldwin will be playing Batman‘s daddy in the DC Comics spin-off.
But that’s not all. According to The Hollywood Reporter ‘sources say the script paints Thomas Wayne as a cheesy and tanned businessman who is more in the mold of a 1980s Donald Trump’.
The Joker (or whatever it will be called) starts shooting in September (with Robert DeNiro also co-starring) – so we’ll find out a lot more in the coming weeks and months.