Fresh off our ‘first look’ at Joaquin Phoenix in the title role of next year’s Joker, now comes some casting news relating to Thomas Wayne.
If you remember, last month saw Alec Baldwin up for that particular role before scheduling conflicts got in the way. And now, ComicBook.com brings word that Brett Cullen has landed that Thomas Wayne role.
This isn’t Cullen’s first foray into the world of comic book movies – or even Bat-pictures – for he was aligned with Tom Hardy’s Bane in The Dark Knight Rises and also played Barton Blaze in the Nic Cage-headlined Ghost Rider.
The last we’d heard on the Thomas Wayne character, the '80s-set Joker was to see him positioned as a slimy, Donald Trump-esque businessman as opposed to the well-meaning doctor and champion of Gotham City that fans are accustomed to.
In addition to Phoenix as the titular Clown Prince of Crime, Joker will also feature Zazie Beetz, Robert DeNiro, and Frances Conroy. To be directed by The Hangover’s Todd Phillips, the picture is set for an October 209 release.