When it comes to the Waynes, they are characters that usually die in the first half of any Batman movie. With Todd Phillips Joker film, however, there could be something new in store for Thomas Wayne.\r\n\r\nCollider\u2019s Jeff Sneider talks about Wayne\u2019s role in the upcoming Joker movie, as well as Robert DeNiro\u2019s part. Sneider says:\r\n\r\n\u201cAs for De Niro\u2019s role, I don\u2019t think he\u2019s playing some canon type character. I don\u2019t think he\u2019s playing like a local TV host or something like that, who\u2019s maybe broadcasting about the Joker. I\u2019m not entirely sure. I do know that one character who\u2019s going to have a big role in this is Thomas Wayne.\u201d\r\n\r\nThere hasn\u2019t been any big announcement on the film yet, but hopefully we get a solid update on the film come SDCC 2018. For now, it\u2019s best we take these comments with a grain of salt.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=5XB2z2HQBsQ\r\n\r\nThough the Waynes have always been remarked as important in the DCEU, they were merely tools to get Batman to become who he is. It would be interesting to see the Waynes NOT from Bruce\u2019s eyes, but from the eyes of a regular citizen\u2014someone like the Joker. They said this was a missed opportunity in Gotham, so it would be interesting if this origin film would give us some more meat on Thomas Wayne\u2019s character.\r\n\r\nNo release date has been set for the Joker origin film, but with production set to start later this year, we could be looking at a release in 2019.