Well this one kind of came out of left field for us.
Comic-book fans didn’t take it well this week when it was reported that Martin Scorsese may be producing a Joker origin movie to be helmed by The Hangover director Todd Phillips.
But that’s not even half of it. Who will be playing joker? According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is hoping to land Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio for the lead role! Studio execs are reportedly hopeful that DiCaprio will sign on due to his longstanding relationship with Scorsese. “There’s no offer for DiCaprio and sources say Scorsese’s deal to produce isn’t even done yet,” THR notes. “The chances of landing DiCaprio could be slim to none.”
Still! Would you be on-board for this casting or do you smell a disaster?