Joaquin Phoenix Is Up For A Joker Sequel
Joaquin Phoenix has been lapping up the praise for his latest role as the title character of DC Comics' new Joker movie.
He's copped stunning reviews for not only his acting in the film but also in the way that he's made it different from all the other iterations that have come before him.
Now that the film is out, many are asking whether this will be turned into a franchise or at least given a sequel. Well, we've been given our first indication that that could be on the cards.
The actor sat down with Popcorn with Peter Travers, where he told the host that he's dead keen for another movie so they can see just how deep the rabbit hole goes with the Joker.
"I wouldn't have thought of this as my dream role," Phoenix said. "But now, honestly, I can't stop thinking about it.
"I talked to [director] Todd a lot about what else we might be able to do, in general, just working together, but also specifically, if there's something else we can do with Joker that might be interesting.
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"So, it ended up being a dream role. It's nothing that I really wanted to do prior to working on this movie."
That is music to our eyes and ears.
There was some doubt about whether Phoenix would want to partake in another Joker movie however he's been told that the team that brought it to life will be happy to oblige.
Director Todd Phillips told Total Film: "One thing I will tell you: I would do anything with [Phoenix], any day of the week.
"There's nobody like him. If he was willing to do [a sequel], 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."
The film currently has a higher ranking than 2008's The Dark Knight on IMDb.
The Dark Knight - starring the late Heath Ledger as The Joker - has an impressive 9/10 rating from 2.1 million votes while Joker - which was released days ago - stands at an impressive 9.1/10 from over 115,000 votes.
We're well aware that there is a difference in the number voters, but it hones in on the fact that both movies have been and will continue to be a huge success.
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