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Alec Baldwin playing Batman’s dad in ‘Joker’ and is inspired by Trump

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  • Alec Baldwin is reportedly playing Thomas Wayne,
    Batman’s father, in “Joker.”
  • According to The Hollywood Reporter, the role is in the
    mold of  Donald Trump.
  • “Joker” also stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker, Robert
    De Niro, Zazie Beetz, and Marc Maron.
  • It comes to theaters October 4, 2019.

 

Alec Baldwin is set to channel Donald Trump again, but it’s not
for a “Saturday Night Live” sketch.

Baldwin is reportedly joining the cast of next year’s “Joker,” an
origin story about Batman’s greatest enemy, as Thomas Wayne, who
is Batman’s father. Deadline first reported the
casting, but a source told The Hollywood Reporter that
the role is is akin to “a cheesy and tanned businessman who
is more in the mold of a 1980s Donald Trump.”

Baldwin won an Emmy for best supporting actor in a comedy
last year for playing Donald Trump on “SNL,” and is nominated
again this year.

Anyone familiar with Batman’s origin story knows that a
young Bruce Wayne was inspired to fight crime after his parents,
Thomas and Martha Wayne, are gunned down in front of him. Story
details about “Joker” are scarce, so it’s unknown how deep into
Batman lore the movie will go. We do know that it is a 1980s
crime movie with a low budget compared to
other superhero movies.

Baldwin joins an already star-studded cast that includes Joaquin
Phoenix as the Joker, Robert De Niro, “Deadpool 2” and “Atlanta”
star Zazie Beetz, and “Glow” actor Marc Maron.

“Joker” is directed by “The Hangover” director Todd Philips and
comes to theaters October 4, 2019.

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