Warning: SPOILERS for Joker are forward!
With all the cash Joker has raked in during the last a number of months, it’s hardly stunning that there’s been speak about if we might see Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck once more in a sequel. A call nonetheless hasn’t been made about that but, however going a step additional, Joker director Todd Phillips is recreation to see a Batman film that’s set throughout the Joker universe, saying:
For probably the most half, Joker didn’t take inspiration from the DC Comics lore, as an alternative delivering a contemporary narrative that paid tribute to Martin Scorsese movies. However, there have been nonetheless some parts from the unique supply materials that had been included, most notably Joker being set in Gotham City and the inclusion of the Wayne household, with Thomas Wayne specifically taking part in a giant position and an adolescent Bruce Wayne getting some display screen time.
Just like in most depictions of Batman’s origins, we noticed Thomas and Martha Wayne being gunned down in direction of the top of Joker, being among the many many victims of the riots brought on by Arthur Fleck’s actions on tv. So now Bruce Wayne is an orphan, that means he might simply observe the identical path as his comedian ebook counterpart and in the future grow to be Batman.
Considering that Joker is rooted in an extremely sensible world, much more so than Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, it could be fascinating to see a Caped Crusader function in this type of Gotham City. However, simply because Todd Phillips is concerned with seeing that occur doesn’t imply he’d be the one to direct such a film. He added to Variety:
So if a Joker continuity-set Batman film is ever made, don’t anticipate it to be helmed by Todd Phillips. It is an intriguing prospect if Joker, a film that was initially conceived as a standalone story, might sometime spawn a by-product starring his future nemesis, with another person overseeing that specific story. Still, one can logically assume that if even when this type of venture had been to be given critical consideration, Joker 2 would take priority, and as talked about earlier, even that’s not assured but.
As for what’s in retailer for Batman’s movie future, following Ben Affleck exiting the position, Robert Pattinson is donning the cape and cowl for The Batman, which is being directed by Matt Reeves. It doesn’t seem like any model of The Joker will take part in that film, however loads of different members from the Caped Crusader’s rogues gallery will seem, together with Catwoman, Riddler and Penguin.
Joker is now obtainable for digital buy, and you’ll choose up a Blu-ray or DVD copy beginning subsequent Tuesday, January 7. Feel free to look by means of our DC films information to be taught what else is coming down the pipeline on this nook of the superhero film realm.