Brett Cullen replaces Alec Baldwin as Batman’s father in Todd Phillips' upcoming film The Joker

Joker will be co-written by Phillips and is scheduled to hit the theatres on 4 October, 2018

FP Staff September 18, 2018 16:48:35 IST
Brett Cullen replaces Alec Baldwin as Batman’s father in Todd Phillips' upcoming film The Joker

Actor Brett Cullen has come on-board Todd Phillips' upcoming Joker origin movie and has replaced Alec Baldwin in the role of Thomas Wayne, reports Variety. Baldwin was set to play Bruce Wayne's father in the film.

Brett Cullen replaces Alec Baldwin as Batmans father in Todd Phillips upcoming film The Joker

Thomas Wayne, as depicted in Batman comics (left) and Brett Cullen (right). Image from Facebook

However, the actor had to back out from the project at the last minute due to scheduling conflicts. The film features Joaquin Phoenix in the titular role. Other actors who are part of the film are Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Marc Maron, and Frances Conroy.

Baldwin had earlier confirmed his exit from the project, when he told USA Today in late August, “I’m no longer doing that movie. I’m sure there are 25 guys who can play that part."

Joker will be co-written by Phillips and is scheduled to hit the theatres on 4 October, 2018. The first look of Phoenix was revealed on 16 September which depicts the character before he became the Clown Prince of Crime.

The comics depict Thomas Wayne as a philanthropist in Gotham City. Upon the murder of him and his wife, their son, Bruce is motivated to transform into Batman, a superhero who fights crime.

Cullen has already made an appearance as a congressman in The Dark Knight Rises. The actor was last seen in Netflix's Narcos.

Updated Date:

also read

Oscar 2021: Nominees, guests will get essential workers' waiver to attend ceremony in Los Angeles on 25 April
Entertainment

Oscar 2021: Nominees, guests will get essential workers' waiver to attend ceremony in Los Angeles on 25 April

The Academy said that in order to "capture the risk of each person attending the event" a quarantine period will also be mandatory.

Godzilla vs Kong, starring Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, makes Rs 22.44 cr in four days at Indian box office
Entertainment

Godzilla vs Kong, starring Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, makes Rs 22.44 cr in four days at Indian box office

Trade analysts predict the film is expected to cross 30 crore mark during the extended Holi weekend.

Hilary Duff, Matthew Koma become parents for the second time, to a baby girl
Entertainment

Hilary Duff, Matthew Koma become parents for the second time, to a baby girl

Hilary Duff, in an Instagram post, revealed that the baby was born earlier this week on 24 March.