That's right, Warner Bros. wants Leonardo DiCaprio to be the main star in the stand alone 'The Joker' film, according to GeekFreak.

When fans heard the news that a new solo movie of the Joker was going to be made, everyone's first thought was; "who will play the Joker?" Well, today, this question may have been answered.

Nothing is yet confirmed, however, The Hollywood Report claims that after being able to bring in Martin Scorsese to the film, he wants to cast DiCaprio in the lead role for the young Joker.

The hope is that with Scorsese in the film, this will give DiCaprio more of a reason to play The Joker in the upcoming solo DC Comics film.

However, this is still all purely speculation. Scorsese is yet to sign his official contract and tie himself to the film and no official contact has been made to DiCaprio to play the role of Gotham City's notorious Joker villain.

But, even with no official approaches being made, the buzz around the internet has already begun. DiCaprio is a huge hit in the Hollywood scene, and many DC fans would love to see him play the role of the Joker.

It seems, for the time being, not a lot is official - with the film literally only being confirmed within past week. As more news breaks and comes to light, be sure that we will be the first to get it down in writing!

Other options

It has already been confirmed that Jared Leto, the actor who most recently played the Joker in "Suicide Squad," is not being considered for the new DC Comics solo film of the character.

His performance was heavily criticized and it seems like Warner Bros. want to distance themselves from Leto.

As no official news has been released in regards to who will play the Joker, many fans have different opinions on who they would prefer to play the main role.

The plot and director

The only thing that has been confirmed is that the solo "Joker" movie will be set in the 1980's, and feature the heart of Gotham City.

It is understood that the film will venture around the Joker's descent from normality into the crazed villain and enemy of Batman that we all know and love.

Warner Bros. and DC Comics hope to use the solo film as a platform build up another DC Universe in which they can venture out into other possibilities and bring in new DC Comic characters.

Todd Phillips, the director of "The Hangover," is confirmed to be the lead director on the new project. He will also be co-writing the film with Scott Silver.

The film has not yet been given an official date of release.