Editor’s Note: What an awesome birthday present. Thank you!
UPDATE: Deadline is countering Hollywood Reporter’s claim that Todd Phillips is in talks to direct #Joker 2 & that he is developing more origin stories for WB, saying that no such developments have happened AT ALL.— DR Movie News ? (@DRMovieNews1) November 20, 2019
Looks like we will be awaiting a confirmation from WB themselves pic.twitter.com/iZY8K7a1d8
what a week, joker hit $1 billion in the box office. we’re getting a joker 2 and it’s arthur’s birthday tomorrow 🙂 pic.twitter.com/E1lDFC8Zb0— ????? ?? (@jokercents) November 20, 2019
Me when I found out Joker 2 is happening… pic.twitter.com/Srd4VqNYj3— Shevas (@ShevasNUFC) November 20, 2019
‘Joker 2’ drama?— Fandom (@getFANDOM) November 20, 2019
• THR — Todd Phillips developing ‘Joker 2’ and at least one DC origin film
• DEADLINE — Called THR’s report ‘clickbait’ and says neither ‘Joker 2’ nor other DC origin films in development
• Variety — DC exploring #Joker sequel; no truth to DC origin films pic.twitter.com/NlvCclsVKy
What do you get when you cross a fed up white loner with a society that demonizes him and treats him like trash?— ??????? (@GrievesMidwest) November 20, 2019
so there is no joker 2??— ????? ?? (@jokercents) November 20, 2019
we are all clowns for believing in it pic.twitter.com/xrFMhbxu0y
Is it happening or what?
There is more buzz on the internet about the future of Joker 2 than the 2020 presidential election. Joker has globally made over a billion dollars even without China where it is banned for obvious reasons to become the most profitable comic book movie of all time.
“The director is likely to reteam with star Joaquin Phoenix on a follow-up to the $1 billion-grossing R-rated hit, sources say.
On Oct. 7, Joker director Todd Phillips headed into Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich’s office, buoyed by the film’s $96.2 million opening-weekend haul. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter he proposed an outsized idea — the rights to develop a portfolio of DC characters’ origin stories.
Emmerich balked. After all, Warner Bros. is very protective of the DC canon. And all other DC deals have been for one film, and one film only. But Phillips did emerge from the meeting with the rights to at least one other DC story, sources say. And now that Joker has crossed the $1 billion mark, a sequel is on the way. As the movie keeps raking in money overseas, Phillips is in talks to reprise his role as director for a second Joker outing (he and Scott Silver, who penned the gritty Joker screenplay, will write the follow-up), THR has learned. …”
“A Joker sequel reuniting star Joaquin Phoenix and director Todd Phillips is happening. There was a point in time when Warner Bros. was wary of Joker’s commercial viability, so much so they decided to split production costs (and profits) with co-financiers in the event the film struggled at the box office. As it turns out, WB had nothing to be concerned about. Debuting in theaters in early October, Joker rode its polarizing word-of-mouth to tremendous success, shattering records left and right as it made its way to the $1 billion mark.
What set Joker apart from other comic book adaptations (besides its R-rating and dark, gritty tone) is the fact it was conceived as a one-off. Despite drawing from the Batman mythos, Joker was not pre-occupied with laying the groundwork for future installments, instead focusing squarely on Arthur Fleck’s descent into madness. However, both Phoenix and Phillips said publicly they would be open to making a sequel should the right idea come to mind. And WB is more than happy to let the two continue. …”
“After the monumental and unprecedented success of Joker, Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics are trusting director Todd Phillips to continue his hit-making track record at the box office with a sequel to the movie. And not only will Phillips helm another feature focused on the adventures of Arthur Fleck, but he’ll also help produce a series of origin stories featuring other villains from the DC Comics universe. The news is a huge surprise for fans of the movie, as Phillips adamantly stated that he had no plans to return to the character for the sequel — but that was before Joker made over $1 billion at the box office.
Given the success of the movie and how well it has been received among fans, people have a lot to say about the news of a sequel to Joker. Some people are wondering where the story could possibly go after the events of the last film, while others are wondering if a sequel is necessary.
Given Phillips’ comments about a sequel to the Los Angeles Times, it’s unlikely that he’d accept such a project without having some sort of an idea for a follow up in place. …”
The anti-Joker takes have fared badly.
The movie did not cause a mass shooting. It was also a smash hit even though the woke crowd who loved Terminator: Dark Fate and Charlie’s Angels hated it. As far as the Dissident Right goes, it was nothing but positive and reenergized the movement in October.
It is highly likely that there will be a Joker 2 given how much the market rewarded Warner Bros, Joaquin Phoenix and Todd Phillips while punishing the woke garbage at the box office. You would have to be a financial idiot not to cash in on the demand for a sequel.
Note: Occidental Dissent was in the pro-Joker camp.