Peter Travers recently had a chance to interview Joaquin Phoenix about the making of ‘Joker‘ and the actor shared that he would love to play the character in another outing! Not only that, but it appears that he enjoyed working with director Todd Phillips that would be willing to work on just about any project with him again with the two having already tossed a few ideas around for a sequel.
While none of these ideas were shared, it could mean that a follow up will be in the works. With reviews being positive and ticket sales being strong, this sounds like when Phillips previously stated he would be interested might just come true. According to the director, “If he was willing to do it, and if people show up to this movie, and Warners came to us and said, ‘You know what? If you guys could think of something…’ Well, I have a feeling that he and I could think of something pretty cool.”
People are showing up, and now Phoenix has shared:
“I talked to Todd a lot about what else we might be able to do, in general, just to work together, but also specifically, if there’s something else we can do with Joker that might be interesting. So, it ended up being a dream role. It’s nothing that I really wanted to do prior to working on this movie. I don’t know that there is [more to do]. Me and Todd would still be shooting now if we could, right? Because it seemed endless, the possibilities of where we can go with the character.”
It sounds like Phoenix is willing to do it, so it should come as no surprise if a follow up were to end up being announced soon.
You can check out the interview where Phoenix shared this in the video below!
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Forever alone in a crowd, Arthur Fleck seeks connection. Yet, as he trods the sooted Gotham City streets and rides the graffitied mass transit rails of a hostile town teeming with division and dissatisfaction, Arthur wears two masks. One, he paints on for his day job as a clown. The other he can never remove; it’s the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel he’s a part of the world around him and not the misunderstood man whom life is repeatedly beating down. Fatherless, Arthur has a fragile mother, arguably his best friend, who nicknamed him Happy, a moniker that’s fostered in Arthur a smile that hides the heartache beneath. But, when bullied by teens on the streets, taunted by suits on the subway, or simply teased by his fellow clowns at work, this social outlier only becomes even more out of sync with everyone around him.
‘Joker’ is still laughing from the top of the box office in your local theater right now!
Source: Heroic Hollywood