News: Alec Baldwin Cast as Batman's Father in Joaquin Phoenix Joker Movie (Updated)

The upcoming Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix is building quite the cast. With Robert DeNiro, Marc Maron,  and Frances Conroy already attached to co-star in the movie that's said to take its inspiration from Martin Scorsese, it's becoming quite apparent that the Todd Philips production isn't messing around. Still, few details are known about the movie or how exactly they plan on launching another Joker in the ever expanding DCEU, but it looks like another top name actor has boarded the film. 

Tonight, it was announced that none other than Alec Baldwin will be starring as Batman's dad, Thomas Wayne in the upcoming feature. The character was introduced in 1939 as part of Batman's origins, with his death retold numerous times on film. Now, we'll get another iteration of Mr. Wayne. 

24 hours after this announcement, Baldwin dropped out of the role.