Released in 2019, Todd Phillips’ Joker became the first-ever film banned under the age of 12 – and rated R in the US – to gross over $ 1 billion at the box office. So of course everyone is looking forward to a sequel. And quite precisely, Joaquin Phoenix spoke about it yesterday.
The plans for a potential sequel to the Joker movie are surfacing today. While 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 works at Warner Bros.
Todd Phillips would have even committed to writing the screenplay, even if he said in 2019 that no sequel would see the light of day and that the film was sufficient on its own. Today, Joaquin Phoenix has finally spoken about it: 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 a guest on The Playlist yesterday, Joaquin Phoenix revealed he’s unsure whether Joker 2 is in the works or not. But according to him, the character of Arthur Fleck is well worth a closer look for a second film.
During the interview, Phoenix suggested he was ready to play the role of the Joker again. « You know, he’s an interesting character. There are things we could do with him that we could explore 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 on 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 ” still more to do “With Arthur Fleck, because the” possibilities “Of the character 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 Joaquin Phoenix $ 50 million for two new films, so anything is possible.