AceShowbiz - Jared Leto addressed the rumors surrounding Warner Brothers' plan for the upcoming Joker movie. Leonardo DiCaprio was recently rumored to replace the "Blade Runner 2022" actor as the Clown Prince of Crime in DC Extended Universe.
"I'm a little confused too," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "I love the Joker. He's a great character and really fun character to play. But it's a big universe and when you play the Joker, there's no ownership there. You have the honor of holding the baton for a little while and then passing it off. There are other films that are in development and I'm excited to see what comes from them."
According to the internet buzz, the 30 Seconds to Mars frontman was not happy about the possible re-casting. He contacted his agents at CAA about his displeasure. Due to the friction, the rocker/actor is now reportedly courted by rival agency WME.
Rumor has it, WB is courting Martin Scorsese as a producer for the upcoming movie in an effort to bring Leo into the DCEU since they're frequent collaborators. They teamed up in "The Aviator", "Gangs of New York", "The Departed", "Shutter Island" and "The Wolf of Wall Street".
Todd Phillips and Scott Silver are hired to write treatment for the DC criminal mastermind notorious for his face paint and permanent smile. Other details are still scarce. Rumor has it, the movie could revolve around a young bullied version of the infamous character.
According to online theories, the Joker origin story might continue with another movie that will delve into the mad love between the psychopathic clown and his former psychiatrist Harley Quinn that ends up with their breakup. The untitled Joker and Harley Quinn project is speculated to pave a way for Harley Quinn's solo outing with Gotham City Sirens. Margot Robbie plays the pigtailed antihero in the DCEU, and her relationship with The Joker has already been glimpsed in "Suicide Squad".