news culture Joker 2: the sequel to the 2019 cult film made official, a title revealed
It’s official. The Joker movie, released in 2019, will have a second episode. It was director Todd Phillips who announced it indirectly on social networks. Joaquin Phoenix is set to reprise the lead role.
Joker 2: what we know so far
Just over a month after the announcement of a sequel to The Batman (2022), the film starring Robert Pattinson and directed by Matt Reeves, it’s the film’s turn Joker (2019) to be entitled to a second opus. It was Todd Phillips, director of the film, who announced it in a roundabout way on Instagram by posting two images. The first represents the cover of the script, where one can clearly read Joker: Madness for two which is probably one of the title ideas for this second film around the Joker. The second photo features Joaquin Phoenix reading the script with a cigar in his hand
While there’s a lot of scripting in these two images, plot details are lacking. However, the subtitle Madness for Two allows us to glean some information: in psychiatry, the term madness for two designates the adoption by two (or even more) people of a way of life concentrated around a common dementia. We can therefore assume that the Joker, who has already gone mad, may find some close friends who will support him.
Joker: some figures on its success
In effect, Joker tells the story of Arthur Fleck, a thirty-year-old working as a clown in an agency and still living with his mother. He dreams of becoming a comedian but is disabled by a mental disorder that causes him to laugh without meaning to. One evening, when he returns home after a show in a children’s hospital, he is attacked by three alcoholic white collar workers. He shoots them with a revolver, and his identity remains concealed thanks to the clown mask he had kept on his head. An act that will inspire all of Gothamn City: the poor then revolt against the rich and use the clown mask as a symbol to commit their crimes.
A synopsis that more than convinced the press and the public when it was released at the end of 2019. A majority points to an exceptional performance by Joaquin Phoenix, winner of an Oscar from the Best actor as well as a Golden Globe from Best actor. It is also the composer Hildur Guðnadóttir who receives an Oscar for the soundtrack. In total, the film will have been nominated eleven times. Otherwise, Joker also achieves many records: it exceeds the billion dollars earned at the box office, unheard of for a DC film and for an R-rated film (prohibited at least 16 years old, 17 in the United States).