Warner Bros is hoping to rope in Academy Award winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio in the Joker standalone film.
The film, set to be directed by "The Hangover" maker Todd Philips, has DiCaprio in the lineup, with Martin Scorsese leading the production team.
In late August, Warner Brothers announced two Joker projects in the queue, one starring Jared Leto and Margot Robbie, and the other dealing supremely with the origin and evolution of Batman's favorite villain.
Philips's crime thriller set in 1980's Gotham takes a more sinister and cruel approach. The "Old School" and "Road Trip" director is in talks with both Scorsese and DiCaprio to introduce a Joker no one has ever before.
DiCaprio's connection with Warner Brothers takes us on a long journey of certain unforgettable movies in Hollywood. With the "Body of lies", "Inception", and "The Great Gatsby" in the list, viewers know the magic that they are capable of creating together on screen.
"Warners will make an ambitious attempt to use Scorsese to bring Leonardo DiCaprio into the world of comic-book movies. Certainly, Scorsese's involvement in The Joker film [could] elevate and diversify the studio's contributions to the genre, creating the potential to make awards-worthy films such as Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy," sources told the Hollywood Reporter.
What raises eyebrows is that whether the 74-year-old director of "Taxi Driver" and "Silence" will be eager to reproduce DC Comic's universe on screen as the executive producer and whether Warner Brothers would want such a great legend controlling their sets.
Sources say that the American entertainment company is undertaking an aspiring attempt by roping in Scorsese and it might attract DiCaprio to their project.
Warner Brothers popularized DC's extended universe on screen with their projects "Man Of Steel", "Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice", "Suicide Squad" and the highly acclaimed "Wonder Woman".
Scorsese and DiCaprio's, duo set the screen to flames with projects like "The Aviator", "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "Shutter Island". Viewers are eagerly looking forward to a new age Clown prince, inducing a horrendous sense of evil in Gotham's secured environment and taking DC's universe by storm. The news is huge for both DiCaprio and DC fans around the world.
DiCaprio with crouched eyebrows and that sinister smile facing the "Justice League", can the fans really wait?