After making a staggering $96 million on its opening weekend - and with a great many people praising the movie to the highest degree - plenty of cinemagoers are hoping Joker will be getting a sequel.And in a recent video interview on Popcorn with Peter Travers, Joaquin Phoenix basically told fans that he was totally up for a sequel:
"I wouldn’t have thought of this as my dream role," the Academy Award winner said. "But now, honestly, I can’t stop thinking about it."
"I talked to [director] Todd [Phillips] a lot about what else we might be able to do, in general, just working together, but also specifically, if there's something else with Joker that might be interesting," Phoenix added.
When Travers suggested that Phoenix doesn't typically do sequels," Phoenix reflected briefly on the idea, saying. "I don't know that there is [more to do]."
However, the 44-year-old actor did admit to enjoying the Joker role so much that "me and Todd would still be shooting now if we could, right? Because it seemed endless, the possibilities of where we can go with the character."If you haven't yet seen the blockbuster, check out the trailer:
As far as the director was concerned - back in September, that is - there were "no plans" for a sequel. But now that the movie has secured the biggest October box office opening of all time, we're guessing Phillips might just want to reconsider.
And it turns out that he has.
"One thing I will tell you: I would do anything with [Phoenix], any day of the week," he told Total Film.
"There’s nobody like him. If he was willing to do [a sequel], and if people show up to this movie, and Warners came to us and said, ‘You know what? If you guys could think of something…’ Well, I have a feeling that he and I could think of something pretty cool."
It's seems that both Phillips and Phoenix could be up for a Joker sequel. So, it should definitely happen, right?