When we first got news that Warner Bros. was planning on taking on the clown prince of crime in his own origin flick, we had our doubts to say the least. There are a lot of reasons to be wary about this, but hey here we are with our fist tidbit on the project via Heat Vision. For the Martin Scorsese produced feature execs are eyeing someone unexpected for the titular role. And Leonardo DiCaprio might be The Joker, at the very least he’s the front runner for the part. Let that sink in, because I doubt any of us woke up and thought they’d be reading that.
Sources say Warners will make an ambitious attempt to use Scorsese to bring Leonardo DiCaprio into the world of comic-book movies.
Here’s the thing, it all makes sense. You want to do something drastically different with an icon that doesn’t need a backstory sure I get it, who better to tackle that than a tested Academy recognized duo, but I’m not sold. The thing is with The Joker what made him terrifyingly good was that you never really understood where he was coming from because his mystery made him all the more menacing. And I’m not sure if they can offer something that will justify the kind of horrors he eventually unleashes on the citizens of fare Gotham or the Bat family itself.
But what do you think? Do you want to see this movie on the big screen? Or is it all just a big mistake?
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