Joker 2? How Joaquin Phoenix is Pushing for a Sequel! (Nerdist News w/ Amy Vorpahl)

Joker 2? How Joaquin Phoenix is Pushing for a Sequel! (Nerdist News w/ Amy Vorpahl)


– Is a “Joker” sequel in the works? Maybe, if Joaquin Phoenix gets his way. It is not a joke to say that “Joker” is the most successful
rated-R film of all time, and with the film
inching closer and closer to the coveted one-billion-dollar mark, ideas are swirling on how to
keep this cash train rolling. While the movie itself was
set to be a standalone film not tied into the greater
DC film universe canon, fans were obviously very excited to visit this version of Gotham City, and you can probably bet Warner Brothers is itching to get director Todd Phillips and star Joaquin Phoenix on the phone and see if they might be
interested in the sequel. Luckily, they may not need to
because it’s not just fans. It seems that Joaquin
himself may want to see even more of Arthur Fleck
on the big screen, kinda. In an interview with the “LA Times”, Phoenix said, “Long before the release “or before we had any idea
if it would be successful, “we talked about sequels. “In the second or third week of shooting, “I was like Todd, can you
start working on a sequel? “There’s way too much to explore. “It was kind of in jest but not really.” Even if he was joking not joking, Phoenix did admit that he played
out his desire for sequels during the production of the film. It’s no secret that “Joker”
owes much of its look and feel to iconic Martin Scorsese
films of the 70s and 80s. It wears “The King of
Comedy” and “Taxi Driver” on its sleeve like a badge of honor, and in regards to this
and Joker as a character, Phoenix revealed, “I basically said “you could take this character
and put him in any movie. “So I did a photo shoot with
the on-set photographer, “and we made posters
where I Photoshopped Joker “into 10 classic movies: “”Rosemary’s Baby”,
“Raging Bull”, “Yentl”. “If you see it, you’re like
yeah, I’d watch that movie. “Yentl with Joker? “That would be amazing.” He even showed some of these posters to director Todd Phillips who said, “I definitely remember the “Yentl” one. “Another one was “Forest Gump”. “The Hangover was even one of them.” Even we have to admit if
Phillips were to return to his “Hangover” trilogy with
a new one starring The Joker, it would certainly be an
interesting experiment. – You can say that again, pal. (audience laughing loudly) – While Phillips doesn’t
close the door on a sequel, he admits he isn’t going
to do one without reason. “We haven’t talked about it a ton. “We’ve only talked about the
fact that if we ever did one, “and I’m not saying we are
because right now we’re not, “it couldn’t just be
this wild and crazy movie “about the Clown Prince of Crime. “That just doesn’t interest us. “It would have to have
some thematic resonance “in a similar way that this does.” Now even though Joaquin
Phoenix seems to be the person who wants the sequel the most, he also said that what drew him to the role in the first place was the fact that he wouldn’t
have to paint his face again after the movie was done. He told the “LA Times”, “Part of the whole attraction to me “of “Joker” was there was no expectation. “I didn’t sign a deal to do more movies. “It was a one-off.” He went on to say, “I
wouldn’t just do a sequel “just because the first
movie is successful. “That’s ridiculous.” So could this all happen? Well it is worth noting that the most unreliable
narrator in all of this isn’t the actual Joker but
Joaquin Phoenix himself. He’s definitely done his share of trolling throughout the years as recently seen in the Jimmy Kimmel bit where he pretended to
have an on-set freakout during the production of
“Joker” and the footage leaked. Plus, you know the whole bull (beep) “I’m Still Here” documentary
where he became a rapper. But if we had to wager, it does appear that
Phoenix is very passionate about the role of The
Joker, a.k.a Arthur Fleck, and while he would want to do a sequel, he and director Todd Phillips will only undertake one if
there is the right reason for it and not the one billion other reasons. But what do you folks think? Do you think we could
get a sequel to “Joker”? Or should we just get more
standalone comic book movies? And which classic film would you want to see the Joker star in? “Back to the Future”,
“The 40-Year-Old Virgin”, “The Dark Knight”? – No, no, no. – Let’s discuss. Thanks for watching. If you like what you saw, why not give us a like and subscribe. If you wanna get notified every time we go live with a show
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