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Leonardo DiCaprio Berpotensi Perankan Bos Marvel Stan Lee

Aktor papan atas Hollywood, Leonardo DiCaprio, dikabarkan sedang bernegosiasi untuk melakoni legenda Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, untuk film biopik. Selama menjadi panel di acara HasCon 2017 pekan lalu, penulis buku komik berusia 94 tahun itu mengungkapkan kalau DiCaprio adalah penggemar berat Marvel dan aktor peraih Oscar tersebut ingin melakoni karakternya di layar lebar tentang kisah hidupnya.
Selain itu, terungkap pula kalau keduanya sebenarnya merupakan tetangga, dan Lee pernah berkunjung ke rumah DiCaprio. “Dia memiliki banyak dinding yang dipasangi dengan poster Marvel yang besar serta segalanya. Ia mempunyai selera yang sangat bagus,” ujar mantan pemimpin redaksi Marvel Comics itu seperti dikutip dari Aceshowbiz.
Lee kemudian mengatakan jika DiCaprio telah berbicara dengannya tentang potensi melakoni karakternya di film biopik. “Dia tetangga saya dan kami berbicara beberapa bulan yang lalu, dan dia berkata, ‘Akan menyenangkan untuk menceritakan kisah Anda di layar.’ Lalu saya bilang, ‘Nah, saya akan audisi.’ Harus memastikan orang itu bisa melakukannya,” ungkapnya.
Film biografi Stan Lee sendiri belum resmi diumumkan. Namun, ketertarikan DiCaprio untuk melakoni sang legenda hidup diyakini dapat menimbulkan persaingan baru antara Marvel dan DC. Pasalnya, baru-baru ini dilaporkan bahwa Warner Bros sedang mengincar bintang Inception (2010) itu guna bermain sebagai The Joker di film mendatang.
Warner Bros mengumumkan kalau mereka berencana membuat film solo Joker, yang menceritakan latar belakang badut penjahat musuh bebuyutan Batman itu. Keterlibatan DiCaprio semakin santer dibicarakan lantaran sutradara kenamaan Hollywood yang sering bekerjasama dengannya, Martin Scorsese, turut serta dalam proyek ambisius tersebut.
Apakah film biopic Stan Lee benar-benar terwujud dengan Leonardo DiCaprio sebagai pemeran utamanya? Atau justru DiCaprio memilih untuk menjadi The Joker?

Iconic comic-book writer Stan Lee has revealed how Leonardo DiCaprio has already put himself forward to play Lee if his life is ever adapted for the big screen.

The former Marvel Comics editor-in-chief told how he and Leo are neighbours and one day they were talking outside their houses, as neighbours do, when Leo bought the possibility up.

‘Believe it or not, I’ve already discussed it with Leonardo DiCaprio,’ Lee said when asked by a fan about a big screen version of his life.

‘He’s a neighbor of mine and we were talking one day some months ago, and he said, “Boy it’d be fun to do your story on the screen”.’ So I said, “Well, I’ll audition you” – gotta make sure the guy can do it,’ he added.

Lee, 94, was speaking at a panel at the Wizard World Nashville event when he also revealed that DiCaprio is a big Marvel comics fan – so big, in fact, that he ‘has all the walls covered with big Marvel posters and everything’.

‘He’s got very good taste.’

Good news for Lee, but maybe bad news for DC Comics who are reportedly keen to use producer Martin Scorsese’s connection to DiCaprio to potentially bring him into the fold in the title role of The Joker in an upcoming film based on the villain’s origins.

It’s early days however, with Scorsese’s deal to produce still not reportedly being finalised and the offer to DiCaprio yet to be sent.

Sources have also claimed actor Jared Leto isn’t too happy about the news of another interpretation of The Joker being in the air, which is perhaps unsurprising considering the mixed reaction to his punk maniacal approach in 2016’s Suicide Squad.

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