Deadline just reported that Bruce Wayne’s father will also be featured in the upcoming Joker movie and Alec Baldwin will be playing him.
Although Warner Bros. hasn’t confirmed this yet, it’s what the rumor mill is saying.
Thomas Wayne was introduced in the Detective Comics #33 (Nov. 1939) as a respected physician and philanthropist in Gotham City. His and Martha Wayne’s death, which happened outside a theater and is witnessed by their only child leads to young Bruce Wayne’s motivation in becoming Batman.
Baldwin will be joining Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, and Zazie Beetz as Sophie Dumond.
This Joker movie will be directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover) and is slated to be released in theaters on October 2019.