Brett Cullen has been tapped to replace Alec Baldiwn as Thomas Wayne for the upcoming Joker film. Baldwin was announced in the role back in August, but later withdrew due to scheduling conflicts. Phoenix will play the titular character in a gritty realistic setting not unlike the world we live in.
The film is not without controversy as most fans are skeptical of the success a film set outside the DCEU can have right now. Images of the Joker have made their rounds on the internet and have many questioning what the final product will look like and if it will draw an audience as DC is currently suffering from an already lacklustre reception to the DCEU.
ComicBook now reports that Brett Cullen will join Phoenix in Joker, in the key role of Thomas Wayne. While little is known of how the character will actually fit into the story, fans hope he will play some kind of hero role seeing as how the Clown Prince of Crime’s biggest nemesis is too young to confront him.
Cullen has dipped his toe in the comic book universe before playing the Congressman in the critically acclaimed 2012 Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. Cullen also played Barton Blaze in 2007’s Ghost Rider. Cullen is also a familiar face on television from roles on Lost, Under the Dome, Damages and Person of Interest. His biggest TV role came as Arthur Crosby on Netflix’s Narcos.
Fans are eager to see any glimpse of the new film and hope it will give new meaning to the character in a new light most of us don’t expect. A release date has not been announced for the film, DC Comics News will keep you up to date!
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