Alec Baldwin, who was scheduled to star as Bryce Wayne’s billionaire father in the new ‘Joker’ film, has left the project due to scheduling problems.
Two days after it was announced that Alec Baldwin would play Batman’s father, Thomas Wayne, in Joaquin Phoenix’s “Joker” movie, he revealed that he was leaving the project.
Variety confirmed the news on Wednesday after the actor told USA Today that he would drop out.
“I am not doing that film,” he told the outlet. “I am sure that there are 25 guys who can play that part.”
Thomas Wayne for the first time on the comic-book lore in 1939, the father of Bruce Wayne and husband of Martha Wayne. A gifted physician and philanthropist to Gotham City, he and his wife, the murder would go on to serve as Bruce Wayne’s inspiration to be Batman and fight crime.
Baldwin also cited “scheduling” issues to the united states Today, but earlier on Wednesday, he had taken to Twitter to dispel rumours that Thomas Wayne would be inspired by Donald Trump. Baldwin won an Emmy for portraying Trump on “Saturday Night Live” last year and is up for another Emmy for the role this year.
“Let me say, for the record, I have NOT got hired to play a role in Todd Phillips’ JOKER as some Donald Trump = manque,” Baldwin wrote. “That is not happening. Not. Happens.”
Phoenix will star as the major villain in the Warner Bros.-film, which will touch on how he became the Clown Prince of Crime. Todd Phillips will co-write and direct.
This article originally appeared in the New York Post.