People can’t stop talking about Todd Phillips’ Joker movie and many people have been blown away by Joaquin Phoenix’s performance as Arthur Fleck, and of course, there’s been some talk of a Joker sequel.
It seems like audiences really want to see Joaquin play the iconic DC Comics villain again, and that probably has something to do with the film’s ending.
WARNING: There are SPOILERS for Joker coming up. So, look away now if you haven’t seen the movie yet.
Joker’s conclusion is rather enigmatic, and deliberately so. Todd Phillips liked the idea of having the audience leaving the cinema pondering what they had just seen.
Did it all just happen, or was it all just a figment of Arthur Fleck’s imagination? It’s not really clear.
That said, Joaquin Phoenix has since revealed that he would be up for doing a Joker sequel, which suggests that it might have taken place in so-called ‘canon’.
This came out during an interview with Peter Travers on his show, Popcorn with Peter Travers.
During the interview, Travers opened the interview up to fan questions, and Phoenix was asked if Arthur could be considered a dream role for him.
“I wouldn’t have thought of this as my dream role, but now, honestly, I can’t stop thinking about it,” he stated.
“I talk to Todd a lot about what else we might be able to do. In general, just working together, but also specifically: ‘Is there something else with Joker that might be interesting?'”
The actor then pondered “I don’t know that there is,” he then added that possibilities for where this character could go seem “endless”.
It would be great to see Joaquin play Joker again in a future movie, however, he didn’t seem so keen on the idea of appearing in a movie alongside Batman, and to be honest, I don’t think it would work.
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