‘Wouldn’t do Joker sequel because first movie is successful,’ says Joaquin Phoenix
Joker star Joaquin Pheonix has revealed why he doesn’t want to be a part of the film’s sequel.Updated: Nov 03, 2019 14:00 IST
Joker star Joaquin Phoenix will not return as Arthur Fleck just to cash in on the success of the Todd Phillips-directed movie. The DC crime drama has become the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, and has received a lot of critical acclaim since its debut at Venice Film Festival.
“I wouldn’t just do a sequel just because the first movie is successful, that’s ridiculous,” Phoenix told LA Times’ The Envelope. The actor, however, revealed that he and Phillips used to discuss a lot about the possibility of a sequel on the sets of Joker.
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“Long before the release or before we had any idea if it would be successful, we talked about sequels. “In the second or third week of shooting, I was like: ‘Todd, can you start working on a sequel? There’s way too much to explore.’ It was kind of in jest — but not really,” he said.
Joker released in India on October 2.
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