Director Joker Todd Phillips says he has "jumped around to ideas" for a sequel to star Joaquin Phoenix, but the film's creator says the DC Comics-inspired drama is planned to be a one-off.
"Well, I don't think we'll do another. This is not in our plans, "says Phillips to Jake Hamilton." But for fun, me and Joaquin are bouncing around ideas? We did it when we were shooting, because that's what you sometimes do. "
Phillips previously said he hoped one day renaming Phoenix, saying to Total Film Magazine "I'll do anything with Joaquin, any day of the week. There's no one like him. If he was ready to do it and if people were show on this movie, and Warners came to us and said, "Do you know what? If you can think of something …" Well, I feel like he and I could we think something pretty cool. "
Later, the director had to clarify those comments, saying during the Los Angeles screening, he and Warner Bros. studio" had no plan for a sequel "to The Joker .
] "The quote was, 'I'm going to do everything Joaquin wants to do,'" Phillips explained. "I would. But the movie wasn't made until [have] sequel. We always portray it as one movie and it is. "
But since Batman's archeemia is a character that can be" infinitely interpreted, "Phillips expects the first solo film The Joker will not be the last. 1
Calling the character's past iterations" all brilliantly unique, "continued Phillips," It's another interpretation of a group of characters that can be interpreted endlessly. "
Director Todd Phillips" The Joker "focuses on the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, self-made story that has never been seen on the big screen before. The Phillips study of Arthur Fleck, indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find a way into the ruined Gotham society. A hiring clown by day, he strives to be a stand-up comedian at night … but finds the joke always worth it. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes a bad decision that triggers a chain reaction to escalating events in this sparse character study.
Featuring Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Betz, Francis Conroy and Robert De Niro, The Joker opens on October 4. Read the ComicBook. com five-star review of The Joker here.