Todd Phillips has signed on to write the sequel to the incredibly successful, "Joker". The original film, which was released in 2019, is an awesome origin story for the "Arthur Fleck" and "Joker" characters. It dives deeply into a man who is mentally ill and just wants to be accepted by society and people around him, but he is shunned instead, and made out to be looked like a bad, evil, sick man.
Personally, as much as I really enjoyed the original "Joker" film, and yes, it did leave the door open at the end of the movie for a sequel, and thus, it looks like that's what is happening, I just don't think "Joker" needs a sequel. Yes, it's a great film, Todd Phillips did an amazing job with his writing and directing, and Joaquin Phoenix does a phenomenal job in the "Arthur Fleck/Joker" role, but I have a feeling that trying to create a sequel around a film that is so loved and highly successful is almost, if not just impossible.
Hpw do you follow up such a masterpiece? A "Joker" sequel sounds like an absolute Mt. Everest. I am looking forward to seeing how this sequel could potentially take shape.
There's more information in this article from "Screen Rant".
Are you looking forward to a "Joker" sequel?
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