Regardless of all of the controversies surrounding its launch and divided opinions, Joker has confirmed to be a record-breaking field workplace success. That undoubtedly has Warner Bros. already envisioning sequel cash, and it appears to be like like star Joaquin Phoenix wouldn’t be against serving to them money in.
In a brand new interview with Peter Travers on the movie critics’ Popcorn discuss present, Phoenix urged he was open to the concept of reprising his function because the Clown Prince of Crime. Requested if he thought of Joker a “dream function,” he defined it hadn’t began out that method. “I wouldn’t have considered this as my dream function,” mentioned the Academy Award-nominated actor. “However now, actually, I can’t cease fascinated by it. I talked to [director] Todd [Phillips] so much about what else we would have the ability to do, usually, simply working collectively, but additionally particularly, if there’s one thing else we are able to do with Joker that is likely to be attention-grabbing.”
Todd Phillips additionally appears sport to return to Gotham. After telling Complete Movie he’d “do something with [Phoenix], any day of the week,” the filmmaker mentioned, “If he was keen to do [a sequel], and if folks present as much as this film, and Warners got here to us and mentioned, ‘You already know what? In case you guys might consider one thing…’ Effectively, I’ve a sense that he and I might consider one thing fairly cool.”
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Whereas intense character research hardly ever discover themselves receiving follow-ups, sequels are sometimes the aim of most comedian e-book motion pictures. Joker straddles that line, and contemplating all of the components — field workplace numbers, artistic curiosity, Oscar buzz — it appears utterly believable Joker 2: Extra Laughs may very well be in our future. Simply hopefully this time they don’t give any royalties to a convicted intercourse prison.