Only 48 hours after it was announced that Alec Baldwin would play Batman’s dad Thomas Wayne in the highly anticipated next Batman movie, Joker, Baldwin has suddenly pulled out of the project.
Baldwin went on Twitter this week to crush rumours that his portrayal of Thomas Wayne would have been inspired by the US president.
“I’m no longer doing that movie,” he told USA Today. “I’m sure there are 25 guys who can play that part.”
Baldwin, who won an Emmy award recently for brilliantly emulating Donald Trump in Saturday Night Live skits, went on Twitter this week to crush rumours that his portrayal of Thomas Wayne would have been inspired by the US president.
“Let me state, for the record, that I have NOT been hired to play a role in Todd Phillips’ JOKER as some Donald Trump manque,” he wrote. “That is not happening. Not. Happening.”
While Baldwin, who most recently was seen in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, insists the Joker movie would have conflicted with his work schedule for the year, some punters are suggesting it was the political connections that played a part in his opting out of the project.
Joker will still star Joaquin Phoenix in its lead role. Antonino Tati