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Aaaaand… Alec Baldwin is out of The Joker movie…

August 29th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Well, that was quick…

Alec Baldwin has announced the no, he is NOT going to be in The Joker movie as Thomas Wayne.

“I’m no longer doing that movie,” the actor said, claiming “scheduling” issues got in the way and besides that, he added: “I’m sure there are 25 guys who can play that part.”

The role alledgedly has Thomas as a Donald Trump-esque figure (a cheesy and tanned businessman who is more in the mold of a 1980s Donald Trump.)which seems to not have appealed to Baldwin (who has been big news recently playing, em, Donald Trump), who said on Twitter:

“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. Not. Happening.”

So there you have it… not happening. Not. Happening.

The cast of the movie so far is pretty impressive with Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker along with Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, and Zazie Beetz.

Warners have confirmed Joker will be heading for the Halloween slot next year, aiming for am October 4th, 2019 release date.

Source: USA Today

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….