Recently, the DC movie Joker hit an impressive record when it grossed over $ 1 billion. Many DC fans praise him as one of the best comic adaptions ever. Given the success, the pressure on director Todd Phillips is getting bigger. Apparently, he is not so averse to a sequel anymore. But for a sequel he has a big condition.
The DC drama Joker is officially one of the 44 films that have grossed over one billion dollars at the box office worldwide. Never before has a film been awarded the R rating, a US age rating for adults. The strip had a relatively cheap budget with only 50 to 70 million dollars. Actually, according to Hollywood rules, a sequel would have to follow. Even director Todd Phillips does not seem to be completely averse to this idea. But Joker 2 with Joaquin Phoenix comes for him only under one condition.
So far Phillips has made it clear that Joker should be an independent story. He and lead actor Joaquin Phoenix would have experimented with ideas on set as the story of Arthur Fleck could go on. But actually the film was not really meant to be continued.
Compared to the L.A. Times, Phillips now seems to want to back up. He is actually thinking about Joker 2 as long as the plot deals with similar important issues: "It's not just going to be this wild and crazy movie about the clown prince of the crime. It should have a thematic reverberation – similar to the first part. That's why the movie I think has found such an appeal, it's about what happens below the surface. So many movies revolve around the spark, this one is about gunpowder. If you could recapture that in an authentic way, it would be interesting. "
What fans will not have to be prepared for is a performance by Batman. Although in Joke also the origin of the Dark Knight is touched. But Joker 2 would not be about an adult Bruce Wayne, but about Arthur Fleck again. Whether Joker 2 finally really comes, remains to wait until then only. What would you think of a second Joker movie?
Source: L.A. Times