Joker is a 2019 American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Todd Phillips, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver. The film, based on DC Comics characters, stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. In October 2019 and Joker has won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival and launched to the record-breaking box office and Oscar buzz. Here’s everything you need to know about Joker.
Joker was created to be a standalone film with zero sequels. However, Warner Bros. intended for it to launch DC Black, a line of DC comic-based films unrelated to the DCEU with more experimental material.
Joker was released on December 17, 2019, on Digital HD.
Cast of Joker
Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Flex/Joker, Robert De Niro as Murray Franklin, Zazie Beetz as Sophie Dumond, Frances Conroy as Penny Fleck.
While Phillips said in August 2019 that he would be interested in making a sequel, depending on the film’s performance and if Phoenix is interested, he later clarified that “the movie’s not set up to [have] a sequel. We always pitched it as one movie, and that’s it.” In October 2019, Phoenix spoke to Peter Travers of possibly reprising the role of Arthur, centering around Travers’ asking of Phoenix if he considers Joker to be his “dream role.”
Phoenix stated, “I can’t stop thinking about it … if there’s something else we can do with Joker that might be interesting,”, “It’s nothing that I wanted to do before working on this movie. I don’t know that there is [more to do] … Because it seemed endless, the possibilities of where we can go with the character.”
Plot Of Joker
This movie introduces us from the character of Joker, a failed stand up comedian whose descent into insanity and nihilism inspires a violent counter-cultural revolution against the wealthy in a decaying Gotham city.