Well, damn. That happened fast. Earlier this week we told you that Alec Baldwin had joined the cast of the upcoming ‘Joker‘ film directed by Todd Phillips. He was reportedly going to play Bruce Wayne’s father, Thomas.
Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that the character would be “a cheesy and tanned businessman who is more in the mold of a 1980s Donald Trump,” and apparently Baldwin thought more about that description and decided he didn’t want to be typecast as the dude who plays Donald Trump.
Baldwin revealed on Wednesday that he is no longer doing the ‘Joker’ movie because of “scheduling issues,” but the story must be deeper than that because he just recently agreed to join. How did his schedule change so much?
He also said that he’s sure “there are 25 guys who can play that part,” which sounds like he’s throwing a little bit of shade at the movie, or at least that specific character.
The good news for Phillips and Warner Bros. is that they still have a pretty impressive cast working on this movie. You got Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz and Marc Maron. The film is expected to hit theaters October 4, 2019.