Joker 2: Joker is one of the most popular comic book villains of all time. There are several adaptations of the maniacal clown. From Jack Nicholson to Mark Hamil to Heath Ledger, many great artists brought their own touch to the character. However, fans knew no clear origin of the clown prince of crime even after decades.
It wasn’t until 2019 that Hangover director Todd Phillps teamed up with Joaquin Phoenix to give fans a much-anticipated backstory to the character in 2019’s ‘Joker’. The film became a landmark film, grossing over a billion USD. Fans began to speculate about a sequel to the film. So, while we continue to wait for Joker 2, here’s everything we know about the movie.
Will there be Joker 2?
The Joker has always been one of the most controversial figures in pop culture. Even before the release of the 2019 film, many people claimed that the film can incite street violence. We don’t know about the violence, but it did push the Academy to crown the best film of 2019. The film also earned its highly anticipated first Best Actor Oscar for Joaquin Phoenix. Following the film’s immense critical and commercial success, there were talks about a possible sequel to the film.
According to reports, Warner Bros were also interested in exploring the story of Batman’s nemesis. In 2019, director Todd Phillips also hinted that the future could bring Joker 2 to fans. There were also reports that actor Joaquin Phoenix, who is not working in sequels, is on board to reprise the role of Arther Fleck.
However, just a few months after the film’s release, the global pandemic started causing all entertainment productions around the world to be halted. Since then, all the news and updates about Joker 2 have been left out in the cold and there are no signs of the second part for the foreseeable future.
What does Joaquin Phoenix think of Joker 2?
Fans have been craving updates on Joker 2 since the first movie came out in October 2019. Lately, actor Joaquin Phoenix, who played the titular Joker in the film, was featured in an interview. When asked about the possibility of Joker 2, the Oscar-winning actor replied, “I mean, I don’t know. From the moment we started shooting, we started — you know, this is an interesting guy. There are a number of things we can and should do with this man [explore] further. But will we actually do that? I don’t know.”
Phoenix has made it clear that there may be a Joker 2 in the future. But as of now, the movie is not in the works. Although the actor clarified all the rumors surrounding the film. He does say that he is open to the idea. And that he will likely return in the role if and when a second film comes out.
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