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Todd Phillips’ Joker Movie Just Cast A Young Bruce Wayne

We're learning today that Todd Phillips has just cast a young Bruce Wayne and his butler, Alfred Pennyworth, in the upcoming Joker movie. But how do they factor into things?

Just when we thought we had the new Joker movie all figured out, the internet throws a curveball like this.

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A new video was circulating online last week that showed off a Batmobile being transported through the streets of New York, and according to the YouTuber who uploaded the clip, it was being taken out of the set of the Clown Prince of Crime’s upcoming movie. To make matters even more confusing, the car was clearly modeled after the one used by the Caped Crusader in the ‘60s Batman show.

Now, only adding to the mystery is the fact that the production has just cast a young Bruce Wayne and his trusty butler, Alfred Pennyworth. ComicBook.com has the scoop, telling us that Dante Pereira-Olson will be playing the man who’ll become Batman, while Douglas Hodge is set for the role of Alfred. How exactly they’ll factor into things remains unclear, but this project just got a whole lot more intriguing.

Of course, we already know that Bruce’s father Thomas is set to play a large part in the story, with previous set pics making it clear that he’s regarded as the enemy by a lot of people. In fact, a few photos from the other week even showed Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck getting a mob to turn against Mr. Wayne.

What’s more, it’s apparent that Arthur’s loving the attention, too, with a set video showing the failed comedian gleefully bowing to his audience. But based on some potentially spoiler-heavy shots from a few days ago, things may not end so well for this anarchic anti-hero.

Either way, we’ll see what chaos results from what appears to be a very public clash between Thomas and the clown, and how Bruce and Alfred fit into all this, when Joker hits theaters on October 4th, 2019.


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