A new rumor about the upcoming Joaquin Phoenix-led Joker movie suggests that an iconic Batman character could play a major role in the villain’s origin tale.
San Diego Comic-Con arrives next week and fans are expecting DC to have a major presence. Many fans hope to see some sort of plan for the future of the DC Extended Universe, especially with the Joker origin film being announced recently. We’ll have to wait until the Warner Bros. Hall-H panel next week to see if we’ll get more details about DC’s future on the big screen, but for now a new rumor suggests that Thomas Wayne, father of none other than Batman himself, could play a major role in the Joker film.
Collider’s Jeff Sneider mentioned Wayne’s role on a recent episode of the news show “Movie Talk.” This is what he had to say about the Batman character’s potential role in the film:
“As for De Niro’s role, I don’t think he’s playing some canon type character. I don’t think he’s playing like a local TV host or something like that, who’s maybe broadcasting about the Joker. I’m not entirely sure. I do know that one character who’s going to have a big role in this is Thomas Wayne.”
De Niro is reportedly being eyed for a supporting role in the Joker origin tale but Sneider seems pretty confident that Thomas Wayne will have a major role in the film. It’s possible that the film could present Batman’s origin story with Joker killing Thomas Wayne or something along those lines. Fans will simply have to speculate until DC’s Comic-Con panel next week.
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As one of the DC’s most popular heroes, Batman has starred in quite a few films. After Christopher Nolan wrapped up his Dark Knight trilogy, the character was quickly reintroduced in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and was a key player in Justice League. The Caped Crusader is set to return in his own movie, potentially titled The Batman, with Matt Reeves, the director of Cloverfield and the last two Planet of the Apes movies, behind the camera.
At the moment, nothing is known about the film’s plot or who will appear, but with Batman in the title role odds are other key DC characters will appear. So far, Batman’s corner of the DC Universe hasn’t been explored too much, so there are still a lot of characters who can be introduced on the big screen. Batman’s gonna need some villains to fight, and allies to fight beside, so Matt Reeves needs to search through the back-issues and figure out who he wants to include.
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