Alec Baldwin has already dropped out of the upcoming ‘Joker’ solo movie from Todd Phillips just a couple of days after he landed the role….
Alec Baldwin was in but now he’s out.
Just two days after it was announced that Baldwin was expected to play Thomas Wayne — aka Bruce Wayne’s father — in the upcoming ‘Joker’ solo movie from director Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role, he’s already dropped out of the project.
Baldwin told USA Today on Wednesday that scheduling conflicts led to him falling out of the movie on such short notice.
“I’m no longer doing that movie,” Baldwin said. “I’m sure there are 25 guys who can play that part.”
Baldwin also lashed out via Twitter after rumors were swirling that the version of Thomas Wayne in the upcoming ‘Joker’ movie was a far cry from the doctor and billionaire philanthropist who raised Bruce Wayne. Instead, the version in the new movie from Phillips was supposed to be a knock off Donald Trump type character from the 1980’s.
Baldwin has received rave reviews for his portrayal of the President of the United States on ‘Saturday Night Live’ but he promises he had no interest in playing some cartoon like version of that character in the ‘Joker’ movie.
Let me state, for the record, that I have NOT been hired to play a role in Todd Phillips’ JOKER as some Donald Trump manque.
That is not happening.
— HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) August 29, 2018
There’s no word yet on who will be hired to replace Baldwin in the movie that is expected to start production in New York in about two weeks time.
The movie that’s been shot by Phillips is expected to be a much grittier, crime story type of film rather than the normal superhero blockbuster that would involve Batman’s greatest villain.
The ‘Joker’ solo movie will be released in theaters on October 4, 2019.