Joker may have broken box office records, but will its success ensure a sequel? Here's the latest update.
This article was recently reviewed and is up to date as of December 14, 2020.
Joker is supposed to be a one time film, but since it was such a box office hit, people have been wondering if a sequel is possible.
The comic book-based film starring Joaquin Phoenix grossed more than $1 Billion. The film went out to bag numerous awards, including Oscar Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Phoenix.
With such huge success, people are already expecting for decision-makers to change their minds and come up with a follow- up flick. Will they take advantage of the demand?
Here's what we know so far.
The truth is there is still no confirmation for a Joker sequel. Reputable sources have different reports regarding the matter back then, so we're all living in a dark path right now.
The Hollywood Reporter said that a sequel is in the works last year and revealed that Todd Phillips is in talks to return as director.
Deadline, on the other hand, denied this while Variety said a sequel is being explored but is still in very early stages adding, "Any 'Joker' follow-up will take years to pull off, and DC has a busy slate."
Philips also wanted to make sure that the sequel will meet the first film's criteria in terms of artistic level.
Of course, it's understandable. The first film set the standard so high, and the sequel should at least be at par, if not better.
With this said, Joker 2's possibility remains as dark as Gotham City.
Things are still uncertain by now, but if we base on how Joker ended, the sequel is most likely to pick up from the scenes in Arkham State Hospital where Joker was locked up.
Towards the end of the film, we saw Arthur Fleck, a.k.a Joker, dancing down the corridor of the hospital, leaving red footprints behind.
Having developed and accepted his new identity, he's now on the way to becoming the notorious nemesis of Bruce Wayne slash Batman. Although, it's not sure who will be his villain in this narrative since Wayne is still a child in this timeline.
The film also revealed that he is Wayne's half-brother, so the sequel can further explore their relationship.
Philips has also revealed that Joker did not kill his neighbor and love interest, Sophie, so there's a possibility that she might return.
Nothing has been confirmed regarding a sequel right now, but it would surely be nice to see Joaquin Phoenix portray the character once more.
This is a live article, and any updates will be added to this article. So stay tuned.