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The Truth About Joaquin Phoenix Returning For A Joker Sequel

Guess who might be looking to put on his happy
face again, bringing a little laughter and a lot of anarchy to the mean streets of Gotham? In the eight decades since making his appearance
in the pages of Batman #1, he’s been called everything from “The Clown Prince of Crime,
to “The Ace of Knaves,” to “Puddin’.” “You know what’s great about you, Puddin’? You really put the ‘fun’ in ‘funeral.’’ He’s also been called a psychopath who “just
wants to watch the world burn.” Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix are calling
him Arthur Fleck, though most of us have come to know him simply as Joker. By the end of director Phillips and star Phoenix’s
new film, Joker, that’s presumably the name and villainous persona Arthur will take. While the pair’s anxiously anticipated film
is still weeks away from release, it’s already generating a whirlwind of mostly positive
press on the festival circuit — with many critics praising Phoenix’s turn as the titular
baddie as the best incarnation of the Joker yet. Some are even speculating Phoenix’s performance
may well net him the Best Actor statue that’s somehow eluded the actor throughout his diverse
and ambitious career. Understandably, that sort of praise already
has people buzzing about whether or not there’s a chance for a Joker 2, and whether or not
Phoenix would be open to reprising his role for it. So, will we ever see a Joker sequel? Let’s discuss. Joker was pitched and produced as a standalone
project, so we can tell you right off the bat that there is no immediate plan for a
Joker follow-up. That being said, director Todd Phillips recently
went on the record with Total Film to state he would be more than willing to make another
Joker movie if Phoenix were on board for the project — and he certainly makes it sound
like Phoenix might be considering the possibility. He told Total Film: “One thing I will tell you: I would do anything
with Joaquin, any day of the week. There’s nobody like him. If he was willing to do it, and if people
show up to this movie, and Warners came to us and said, ‘You know what? If you guys could think of something…’ Well, I have a feeling that he and I could
think of something pretty cool.” There’s a lot to unpack in that quote, so
before we get too ahead of ourselves, we can tell you that Phoenix himself has neither
confirmed nor denied his interest in appearing in a Joker sequel — but what’s interesting
about Phillips’ statement is how clear it is that both he and Phoenix had a ton of fun
bringing their version of Joker to life. Furthermore, if one were inclined toward a
bit of conjecture, you could also take Phillips’ comment as a hint that the two have already
thought of where they’d take the story, and are just waiting to see how Joker plays with
audiences before pursuing the next step. “‘How’s your job? Are you having any negative thoughts?’ All I have are negative thoughts.” For Phillips’ part, he’s seemingly already
brought a game-changing concept to the fray for this first Joker. As has been well covered in the press, this
incarnation of the Joker is a version of the character that has nothing to do with any
Joker that’s appeared before. Free from the shackles of comic book lore,
TV, and cinematic canon, Phillips and Phoenix set out to make the most of their blank slate
and craft a version of Joker the likes of which have never been seen before. As for whether or not Phoenix will return
for a Joker sequel, we’ll just have to wait and see. Robert Pattinson certainly stoked the fires
of rumor-ville by inadvertently alluding to a possible cameo of Phoenix’s Joker in his
upcoming The Batman, but Phoenix has been quite vocal about the emotional toll the role
took on him. He told reporters during a Venice Film Festival
presser that while playing Joker, you, quote, “start to go a little mad.” Even if the studio wants a sequel, the idea
that Phoenix would return to the role doesn’t seem guaranteed. While it may be a challenge for Phoenix to
step back into the makeup for Joker 2, Phillips’ remarks also imply that Joker’s box office
take and critical reception may well influence whether or not it happens. Critics are already being very kind to the
film — but the rest, as it seems, is up to the moviegoing public. If you want to see Phoenix and Phillips return
for Joker 2, make sure you show Joker a little love when the film finally arrives in theaters
on October 4. “When you bring me out… could you introduce
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100 thoughts on “The Truth About Joaquin Phoenix Returning For A Joker Sequel

  1. All I know is that I hope that they add batman in the next movie because u can't have a joker movie without batman being involved

  2. Seriously done clicking these looper videos. Jesus Christ space out your videos, let the movie fucking release, and make REAL content.

  3. Am I the only person that thinks this movie looks like it's going to be boring AF? I'm going to keep my expectations low and hopefully be surprised.

  4. Movie hasn’t been released yet and they’re talking about a sequel. Fuck off.

    I can just imagine a sequel with Ben Affleck and Woman Woman trying to piggy back off the success of this Joker movie 😂

  5. idk if I want a sequel yet. but if joker is good. I would love for phoenix to appear in the batman sequel or the first movie.

  6. I have said it before and I will say it again. Joaquin Phoenix is becoming the greatest actor of our generation right before our eyes.

  7. I really wanted as a child a catwoman movie after Michelle. I got DC and Halle berry. I wanted Joker again after Heath Ledger and got Jared's version. Can this movie make my child self happy?

  8. "The truth about" how about you stfu looper I'm sick of your overdramatic titles like there is some dark reason for whatever the videos about. You just state the obvious in every video I'm so sick of it

  9. I hope he creates the new joker dynasty a la cesar romero. It would be nice to see more than 1 joker movie consistently done with 1 actor.

  10. Yeah great, the first movie didn't even come out yet and they are already planning to ruin the movie's name by making a crappy sequel.

  11. They can bring jaoquin ( joker ) in the current cinematic universe. How ? Dc 's infinite crisis on earth tv show ..

    Cuz theres no arthur fleck on that universe no back story for the joker

    And the 3 joker existing

  12. what the fuck is wrong with you people!? The movie is not even released yet!? It would be awesome to have a Lex Luthor movie starring Bryan Cranston.

  13. The only sequels I can see them doing successfully is the 3 jokers story. But we don’t know which is the real story, having Joaquin Phoniex play 3 different versions of Arthur Fleck

  14. A sequel is likely with Robert Pattinsons Batman. Bruce Wayne is in this movie as a young boy. It’s an origins movie for both Joker and Batman. There is a scene where Bruce Wayne’s parents get killed by Joker supporters in this movie. There are also scenes where Bruce Wayne is seen running away from his Manor and falls into a dark ditch in this movie. The end of the movie sees Joker being caught by Gotham police and locked up in Arkham Asylum where he dances leading to the outro/end credits.

  15. The movie may be able to help start the idea of a man who started by pain and if they make another one it might make the joker we see in the movies with batman

  16. DC is turning things around:
    Wonder Woman
    Birds of Prey
    Wonder Woman 1984
    The Batman
    The Suicide Squad

    Its a bright future for the DCEU and DC Black

  17. i see a lot of similarities with mr robot season 1/2 (for example), there is a certain character that is doing his own thing, but it is the city/the people around him who are affected/manipulated/showing their true colors.

    Now for a sequel I think they will encounter problems with the plot since it isn’t DC joker, it is a joker that was born from the society he lived in. They can’t just add batman/harley without giving a really good reason for their existence (like a plot similar to the watchmen), nor that i want them to be add.

    if other villains/heroes are out of the question, what else? Maybe how he became a crime boss? It looks American enough (The Godfather).

  18. I would love to see Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker again in the Joker 🃏 sequel it could be fit to maybe Batman versus Superman In DCEU live action movie 🎥 🎬 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏👌⚡💯

  19. Looper you are wrong. This joker takes from pieces of the comics. From trailers you see bits of The Killing Joke as well the dark knight returns. Also the same source that was used to create the joker in comic books was used as well to create this version of the joker(the man who laughs).

  20. no i havent seen it but i would love a sequel and maybe even more characters and a universe type thing as long as they dont mess it up and keep them good real movies like this one seems to be

  21. I don't think there's any other place to go other than Batman vs Joker.

    Batman vs Joker- a horror movie in joker's perspective and how scary Batman is in the eyes of criminals.

  22. Dude even tho he may not be able to come into interest doing chapter 2 of Joker but he may Surprises you with a ''TWIST" like we shall see how good this movie is… We shall see 😁😁☺😊🤗🙂🙃.

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