Thomas Wayne Could be in the Joker Origin Movie; Robert DeNiro’s Role Explained

Author Thumbnail BY Bayani Miguel Acebedo - July 12, 2018

Todd Phillips’ Joker movie is set to begin filming later this year, but we still don’t know much about the film. Thanks to Collider’s Jeff Sneider, though, we have some updates on a character that will be playing a major role in the movie, as well as a confirmation on who Robert DeNiro is playing.

Speaking during Collider Movie Talk, Sneider explains:

“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.”

Of course, until there’s an official announcement, we should take this news with a grain of salt. Hopefully Warner Bros gives us a solid update on the Joker movie come SDCC 2018.

Seeing that the Waynes are usually killed off in the beginning of every Batman film, I would love to see a movie where they actually played a pivotal part in Gotham City. They were known to be one of the richest families in Gotham, but we only ever get to see them in the eyes of a young Bruce Wayne. It would be interesting to actually give the Waynes a bit of more depth.

No release date has been announced for the Joker origin movie, but we should expect the film to hit theaters sometime next year.

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Bayani Miguel Acebedo is a pop-culture dork. When he's not scouring the internet for news on the latest movies and games, he's building Star Wars model kits and playing Overwatch. He's a huge Star Wars geek, and his favorite X-Wing pilot is Jek Porkins. He likes Kevin Smith and Jared Hess movies, and he also does cosplay. What a nerd.