Just days after being cast as Batman’s father Thomas Wayne for the upcoming Joker movie, actor Alec Baldwin has dropped out. EW confirmed the actor’s statement to USA Today “I’m no longer doing that movie.” According to the EW report, Warner Bros’ Joker film would reimagine the elder Wayne as “cheesy and tanned businessman who is more in the mold of a 1980s Donald Trump” rather than the philanthropic billionaire who is tragically murdered in front of his son. The Joker will be played by Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz and Marc Maron will co-star (see “Linda Hamilton Dominates First 'Terminator 6' Pic, Super-Pets on the Big Screen, '2001' on Imax, 'Cowboy Ninja Viking' and 'Joker' Casting”).Joaquin Phoenix Confirmed for Joker, Official 'Shazam!' Pic, 'Goosebumps 2' Trailer, 'RoboCop Returns,' 'Spawn' Adds Jeremy Renner”). Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. is currently developing Coyote Vs. Acme, an animated feature which will be written by Jon and Josh Silberman (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Bordertown). Chris McKay, who directed Lego Batman, will produce. It is unknown if the Road Runner will be called as a witness. Collider is reporting. Hiram Garcia, president of production at Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions, said the new film will be a continuation of the universe glimpsed in Big Trouble in Little China. Johnson will not be playing Kurt Russell’s Jack Burton. The remake was announced in 2015 (see “Dwayne Johnson in 'Big Trouble in Little China'”). Oni's Diverse Slate of OGNs”). Oni Entertainment will executive produce with Ribon, and Alex Hertzberg. Farris will co-produce. Ribon is currently attached as screenwriter.
'Big Trouble in Little China' Not a Remake, 'My Boyfriend is a Bear' Optioned
Posted by Nicole Bunge on August 29, 2018 @ 10:41 am CT
'Watchmen' and Lots of Batman, Lots of Shonen Jump, and a Mixed Bag of Author Titles
November 15, 2019
Breaking adult graphic novels into three sub-groups reveals a strong showing for Watchmen and lots of Batman titles and lots of Shonen Jump titles.