Warner Bros. wants Leonardo DiCaprio for their Joker movie, and Jared Leto isn’t happy

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Last week we learned that Martin Scorsese was producing a Joker origin movie for Warner Bros., and today The Hollywood Reporter is back with more details.

THR stresses that Martin Scorsese’s deal isn’t signed yet, but that Warner Bros. is hoping to get him on board to lure in one of his frequent collaborators: Leonardo DiCaprio. Yes, you heard that right. They want DiCaprio or another A-lister to play the character as a gritty crime boss in a Scorsese-esque Gotham underworld, according to THR.

One person who isn’t thrilled about this Joker origin movie is Jared Leto, who played the character in Suicide Squad and is getting his own Joker spin-off movie with Margot Robbie. THR says Leto was caught off guard by the news of another actor playing The Joker, and has made his displeasure known with his agents.

How would you feel about Leonardo DiCaprio starring in The Joker movie? Let me know in the comments below.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter