Todd Phillips' 2019 comic book psychological thriller Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix was a revolutionary standalone film for the most infamous villain in comic book history. The film opened to great reviews from fans and critics alike and surged through the box office. The film set in 1981, follows Arthur Fleck, a mentally troubled failed clown and aspiring stand-up comedian whose downward spiral into insanity and nihilism inspires a counter-cultural revolution against the wealthy in a decaying and destroyed Gotham City leading to the creation of an iconic villain.
Though there have been talks and rumors going about a potential Joker sequel in the making, there was no confirmation regarding this. No confirmation until now. It has now been officially confirmed that the Clown Prince of Crime is coming back for another solo film. Joker's writer and director, Todd Phillips posted a photo on Instagram which featured a cover for the script and an image of star Joaquin Phoenix reading it. This confirms that he is currently working on the sequel for Joker, which seems to be called Joker: Folie à Deux as per the script.
The term 'Folie à Deux' means shared psychosis or shared delusional disorder. This could suggest something about the storyline at play here. Maybe it is hinting at the introduction of Harley Quinn into the film? Only time will tell.
The film went on to gross over $1 billion and became the first R-rated film to do so. It also ended up becoming the sixth highest-grossing film of 2019 during its theatrical run. The film also received numerous accolades at the 92nd Academy Awards by earning a whopping 11 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay, winning Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix, which got him his first Oscar win, and Best Original Score for Hildur Guðnadóttir.
11/02/2022 06:15 PM