Warner Bros. Eyeing Leonardo DiCaprio For THE JOKER Origin Story; Jared Leto Unhappy With Studio's Plans

Warner Bros. Eyeing Leonardo DiCaprio For THE JOKER Origin Story; Jared Leto Unhappy With Studio's Plans

In a shocking turn of events, it's been revealed that Warner Bros. is hoping to cast Leonardo DiCaprio as The Joker in the Clown Prince of Crime's upcoming standalone solo movie but Jared Leto isn't happy.

It was last week we learned that Warner Bros. is developing a Joker movie which will tell the twisted origin of the villain in a world set apart from the DC Extended Universe. Perhaps the most surprising thing about that news, though, was that Martin Scorcese was listed among its many producers. 

While it was mentioned that the studio was looking at Taxi Driver for inspiration with how best to handle the movie, it's still an odd fit but The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the plan is for them to use the filmmaker to help finally bring Leonardo DiCaprio into the world of superhero movies. 

An offer hasn't been made to DiCaprio and Scorsese's deal to produce isn't even completed yet but Warner Bros. is clearly looking to make an awards worthy movie here which will be on par with Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy. However, one person unhappy with this plan is Jared Leto. The trade adds that he's unhappy with plans to use multiple Jokers and has made his displeasure clear to his CAA agents. That's led to rival agency WME attempting to add the Oscar winner to their ranks! 

 
Whatever happens, the hope at the studio is that they can find an A-List actor to play the Clown Prince of Crime "as a gritty crime boss in a Scorsese-esque Gotham underworld." Would you like to see DiCaprio don the iconic face paint? As always, be sure to let us know your thoughts in the usual place.
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