JOKER 2. Joker was a huge critical and popular success, grossing over $1 billion at the worldwide box office. What generates a sequel, still with Joaquin Phoenix?
[Mis à jour le 13 mars 2022 à 20h45] In 2019, Joker was a real critical and popular success. Winning Joaquin Phoenix the Best Actor Oscar the following year, the Todd Philipps-directed film has grossed over $1 billion at the global box office after 22 weeks on the air. What to wonder about a possible continuation of the feature film which traces the origins of the enemy of Batman.
For the time being, no sequel to Joker has been formalized either by Warner Bros. or by the creative teams. The rumors are persistent on the Web, to the point that the director was forced to deny them in 2019 and 2020. This does not mean that nothing is in preparation behind the scenes. In an article from HollywoodReporter dedicated to Hollywood lawyers and dating from 2021, we learn at the turn of a sentence that Todd Philips would have signed for a second Joker. No more information is disclosed on this subject.
A few months earlier, in September 2020, The Mirror evoked negotiations between Joaquin Phoenix and the production to take over the role of the terrifying clown. If we discover that 50 million dollars would have been offered to the Oscar-winning actor, we do not know if the negotiations were successful. The article also mentions two sequels, planned for 2022 and 2024, but the information has never been confirmed by anyone since. The future of Joker in the cinema remains unclear for the moment, and we will have to wait for an official confirmation from the film teams to put an end to the rumors.
This is a new approach that Warner and DC Comics offer us with Joker. After the more or less failed attempt at a shared universe inspired by Marvel films, the production studio holding the rights to adapt the DC comics is launching films that act independently of each other with Joker, a feature film directed by Todd Phillips. And the approach paid off. The film won critical acclaim while grossing over $1 billion. Crowned the Golden Lion, supreme award at the Venice Film Festival, Joker also earned Joaquin Phoenix his very first Oscar for Best Actor.
Synopsis – Despised by society, Arthur Fleck is a broken man who will gradually turn into the Joker, a bloodthirsty murderer characterized by his clown make-up and his insane laughter. Note that Joker is not part of the shared universe of films adapted from DC comics. It is therefore not linked to Suicide Squad, Justice League, or even Batman v Superman.
The success of the film Joker was so important that rumors of a sequel have long fueled the web. A time denied by director Todd Philipps in 2019 and 2020, the “we say” nevertheless persist. Finally, we learn in 2021, in an article in the Hollywood reporter regarding Hollywood lawyers, that Todd Philipp would have signed for a second film. The release date is still unknown, as Joker 2 has still not been officially announced. According to information from The Mirror dating from September 2020, which cites a source close to the project, we learn that we would have offered 50 million dollars to take over the role of Arthur Fleck. However, it is not known whether these negotiations were successful or not. The potential sequel has never been formalized by Warner Bros or the film crews.
Directed by Todd Philipps, Joker seduced critics, spectators, and even the jury of the Venice festival, which awarded it its ultimate award, the Golden Lion. On Linternaute.com, our readers were ecstatic when the film was released in 2019: Joaquin Phoenix is ”at the top” says pat. Gini confirms: Phoenix is a “genius, impressive actor”. Yoggy3 does not go overboard and announces that the film is a “wonder”. Anne, meanwhile, predicted that “the Oscars are going to rain.”
Beyond the jury of the Venice festival which awarded Joker the Golden Lion, the critics seem convinced. Liberation does not mince its words, the film is “an inspired success in every way” where Joaquin Phoenix is ”extraordinary” in this “disturbing and dramatically intense” feature film. For Widescreen, Joker is an “earthquake”, “a dark, bloody, violent and relevant nightmare”. According to the website dedicated to screening culture, this is why the feature film directed by Todd Phillips (Very Bad Trip, Starsky and…