According to a report by comicbook.com, we may have rounded out the cast for the untitled Joker film! Since we know Thomas Wayne (played by Brett Cullen) will be in the film, it’s not too far off to think that a young Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth would be cast as well. And apparently they have been.
Dante Pereira-Olson has reportedly signed on to play the young Bruce Wayne while Douglas Hodge will take on the famous butler. Nothing is known about the extent of their roles or even if they have any dialogue, but they will be playing the famous pair. This casting would reunite star Joaquin Phoenix with Pereira-Olseon after they starred in 2017’s You Were Never Really Here.
I have a few questions with this casting. Pereira-Olson is incredibly young – it’s not known how old exactly but he doesn’t appear to be more than 10 years old. This would put him in the realm for being a small boy when his parents are murdered in front of him. But why are the Joker and Thomas Wayne so much older? The film will be set in the 1980s and take place before the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne, so why is Wayne in his late 50s, early 60s? I guess we’ll have to find out later. Though I’m excited Pereira-Olson is involved, he has a lot of acting credits under his belt already at such a young age!
With this casting announcement, it looks like this will be the full main cast on lock. Filming for the DC movie has already begun and has been photographed pretty heavily by paparazzi. We’ve also gotten sneak peaks at the film thanks to director Todd Phillips. However we won’t see it until next year so speculation won’t be answered any time soon.
What do you think of the casting? Are you looking forward to seeing Bruce Wayne and Alfred on the big screen? Are you as perplexed as I am about the age difference? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more updates on the untitled Joker film. It stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert DeNiro, Zazie Beetz, Marc Maron, Brett Cullen, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Glenn Fleshler, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham. The film is slated for October 4, 2019 release.
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