Celebrity News: Surprise and optimism took the followers of the DC Comics universe, after learning that Warner Bros. is developing a new movie about the Joker.
The film this time will reveal the origins of the “crime clown prince”, and will have no relation to the saga of “The League of Justice” or Batman, played by Ben Affleck. But that was not all.
The most striking thing for comic book fans is the company’s aspiration to have Leonardo DiCaprio as the protagonist of the film, that is, he is the Joker.
To this end, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. hired producer Martin Scorsese (“Silence,” “Taxi Driver,” “The Wall Street Wolf,” and “The Sinister Island”) to head the project, also want the 2016 Oscar winner as “Best Actor.”
But not everyone liked the news.
According to sources close to the world DC Comics, the actor Jard Leto – a former interpreter of Guasón in the saga ” The League of Justice ” and ” Suicide Squad ” – would not be at all pleased with the incorporation of DiCaprio as the protagonist, what was not he considered for the tape.
For all of us who find that Jared Leto in Journey’s ‘Suicide Squad’ look was insufferable, the news that Warner intends to make a film based on the ‘clown prince of crime’ that will not be connected to the rest of the Expanded Universe of DC filled us with a little optimism.
This would not be the first time DiCaprio’s name has been linked to Batman’s movie universe: For a long time, it was speculated that the actor would appear on one of Christopher Nolan’s tapes on Bat Man, with rumors pointing to that Leo would make The Riddler. Of course, this never happened.
There is still no concrete offer for the Oscar winner and the project is still in the discussion stage, but a Joker film with Scorsese and DiCaprio would be a dream come true for many fans.