Collider Video's Editor-in-Chief Jeff Sneider has tweeted from his personal account that Viggo Mortensen passed on the role of Thomas Wayne in Warner Bros's upcoming Joker film, leading the studio to cast Alec Baldwin.
BREAKING: Alec Baldwin to play Thomas Wayne in the JOKER movie. This is the role that Viggo Mortensen passed on. I'm told that Wayne Manor will be a location in the film. The plot thickens...— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) August 27, 2018
Neither Baldwin's casting or Mortensen's passing has been confirmed by those actors or the studios.
Joker is scheduled for an October 4, 2019 theatrical release.