Less and less is missing for the anticipated solo film of the iconic DC Comics villain to hit the billboard. Joker expectations have skyrocketed after it was confirmed that the film directed by Todd Phillips will be part of the 2019 TIFF gala and will compete for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, two of the most common stops for productions who aspire to achieve some Oscar nominations.
In an interview with Total Film magazine, the director was questioned about the possibility of a potential sequel to Joker. Phillips showed that this possibility would depend on two factors: one, the commercial success translated into a desire of Waner Bros. to carry out a continuation of this story and, above all, the willingness of its protagonist Joaquin Phoenix to return for said project.
Recently, the director of the comedy trilogy, what happened yesterday? He said that the film that he co-wrote with Scott Silver ( The Fighter ) will not be inspired by any comic: “We simply wrote our own version of where someone like the Joker could come, we’re not even doing the Joker, but the story of becoming in Joker. It’s about this man.
Joker will be located in 1981 and will be a character study on the descent into madness of comedian Arthur Fleck, a man completely marginalized by society. In addition to Joaquin Phoenix, the cast includes Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, and Brian Tyree Henry.
Joker will premiere in cinemas in Mexico on October 4.