Fans of the DC film world will soon be in for a treat, and some massive changes, if Warner Bros achieve their next projected phase of filmmaking with fans of the heroes and villains. WB is aiming to let fans see DC legends in a way they’ve not experienced before.
The Hollywood Reporter first revealed that Warner Bros wants to attract an audience not normally rushing to the theater for superhero films by showing the characters in a ‘non-traditional’ way. They want the films to be stand alone compared to the DC Universe recently created and some fans are confused at the transition, especially with the success of Wonder Woman.
While the rumor mill is turning, nothing is set in stone yet, but another idea has been revealed and it, too, has left fans torn.
Hopes are that bringing in Scorsese as a producer would play a hand in bringing DiCaprio in to play the role of the Joker in an upcoming film, but not everyone is excited about that. Jared Leto, who played Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad wants to reprise his role in the upcoming ‘Joker’ film as well as the Joker and Harley Quinn film.
The Hollywood Reporter made sure to let fans know that at this time there is no offer for DiCaprio. However, if they do attempt to pull the star in, it’ll be an important sign from Warner Bros.
‘There’s no offer for DiCaprio. The chances of landing DiCaprio could be slim to none. But the attempt in itself sends a signal to talent that Warners wants to hire serious filmmakers to make serious films.’
It is interesting to imagine DiCaprio taking on the Joker. He’s brilliant, talented, and his take on the villain would be much different than any we’ve seen before. However, we still feel like Leto’s Joker is so untoched – we didn’t get to see a fraction of what he could have brought to the role yet.
Would you like to see a film about the Joker starting Leo? If so, what do you imagine he’d bring to the table? Let us know.