Released in 2019, Todd Phillips' film Joker became the first-ever 12-year-old movie — and rated R in the United States — to gross over $XNUMX billion at the box office. So of course, everyone is eagerly awaiting a sequel. And quite precisely, Joaquin Phoenix spoke about it yesterday.
Plans for a potential Joker movie sequel surface today. If the director and co-writer of the first film Todd Philips has reservations about directing a Joker 2, rumors are rife that a sequel is already in the planning stages at Warner Bros.
Todd Phillips is said to have even committed to writing the script, even though he said in 2019 that no sequel would see the light of day and that the film was enough on its own. Today, Joaquin Phoenix has finally spoken on this subject: the actor says he is ready to put on the costume of the supervillain and determined to reincarnate Arthur Fleck.
Joaquin Phoenix says he is ready to shoot in Joker 2, the director is still hesitant
While guesting on The Playlist yesterday, Joaquin Phoenix revealed he doesn't know if Joker 2 is in the works, or not. But according to him, the character of Arthur Fleck deserves a lot of attention for a second movie.
During the interview, Phoenix suggested that he was ready to play the role of the Joker again. “You know, he's an interesting character. There are things that we could do with him that we could explore going further… But as to whether we will actually do that, I don't know,” he said.
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If Todd Phillips remains undecided about the idea of producing a sequel, Joaquin Phoenix has always wanted to go further with his character. After the premiere of Joker, Phoenix told film critic Peter Travers that there was "even more to do" with Arthur Fleck, as the character's "possibilities" are "endless".
In addition to being a huge commercial success, the film Joker won the Oscar for Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, an Oscar for Best Music for Hildur Guðnadóttir and a Golden Lion at the Mostra of Venice. Remember that Warner Bros also offered $50 million to Joaquin Phoenix for two new films, so anything is still possible.
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