Just days after it was announced that Alec Baldwin would be playing Batman’s father, Thomas Wayne, in Joaquin Phoenix’s “Joker” movie, he revealed that he’s exited the project.
Variety confirmed the news on Wednesday after the actor told USA Today that he’d be dropping out.
“I’m no longer doing that movie,” he told the outlet. “I’m sure there are 25 guys who can play that part.”
Baldwin also cited “scheduling” issues to USA Today, but just earlier on Wednesday, he had taken to Twitter to dispel rumors that his Thomas Wayne would be inspired by Donald Trump. Baldwin won an Emmy for portraying Trump on “Saturday Night Live” last year and is up for another Emmy for the role this year.
“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,” Baldwin wrote. “That is not happening. Not. Happening.”