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The Joker movie casts Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth PLUS first look at Thomas Wayne

October 24th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Big casting news today as Todd Phillips’ Joker movie fills out the roles of Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth and our first look at Thomas Wayne (left to right above).

So who’s who?

Well, You Were Never Really Here’s Dante Pereira-Olson will play young Bruce in the movie along with The Night Manager’s Douglas Hodge will play Alfred Pennyeworth.

Along with that, you can check out the first look at Brett Cullen as Thomas Wayne in the movie (here) and how much he looks like Alec Baldwin who was originally tipped for the role.

The casting of Bruce and Alfred has us baffled as it means that by the time Bruce puts on the Batsuit this Joker would be, what? Sixty?

So we’re wondering… could this movie connect to the DC Universe and is this ‘a’ Joker, like they did with the Gotham TV series and is being explored in the comics? Could there be several Jokers?

Or, as it’s being reported, is this indeed a completely standalone movie? Even if it is, Bruce is much too young to ever stand against Joker.

We’re intrigued. Are you?

“Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.

Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, Shea Whigham, and Robert De Niro.

Joker will be released in theaters on October 4, 2019.

Source: Comicbook

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….