It went through the roof, had to take criticism, caused enthusiasm, but also horror. The new Joker movie. When a reporter accused Jaquin Phoenix of inciting pure violence in The Joker, he went ballistic. A work of art of film that we will not forget so quickly, nor want to forget it.
Well, for a few weeks rumors have been spreading in our film society. Rumors that WarnerBros is planning a second part of the current Joker. Not another remake, no, a sequel. But what is true about these rumors? Is there any truth at all, or will it always remain wishful thinking?
It’s just another day. I go to work, do chores around the house and then lie on the couch in the evening, completely exhausted, with a pizza and scroll through my Instagram feed. Completely normal…Until a very interesting post catches my attention.
WarnerBros is said to be planning a sequel to The Joker with Jaquin Phoenix. But, the movie just came to you in theaters? I got curious, did some research.
Everyone will have noticed by now that this film has been well received by film audiences. When it was shown for the first time ever at the Venice Film Festival, it was awarded the main prize there, the “Golden Lion”. A little later it was released in cinemas and thus released to the general public.
We’ve already written about this film (check it out if you haven’t already!) and don’t want to go into it too much now.
However, the fact is that the rumors of a possible sequel spread rapidly, although there has been no statement from the director or the actors to date.
When asked about these rumors, director Todd Phillips said:
„I do not think we will make a second part […]“ (http://www.filmstarts.de/nachrichten/18527528.html)
The film, like all the other Joker films before it, was also intended as a one-off, so up to that point there was never any serious thought of a sequel. While it was jokingly talked about on set, it was never seriously considered.
It seems, however, as if the rumors have brought Todd Phillips to think, because a little later he said that a sequel would be theoretically well imaginable. The prerequisite, however, would be that Jaquin Phoenix wants to take on the role of the Joker once again, the audience numbers are high enough, the enthusiasm continues, WarnerBros agrees and gives the green light to a sequel and that an exciting story can be told.
If all these factors are right and fit, then the director can well imagine a sequel, but at the moment it does not look like it in his eyes.