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Joker 2: Highest Payday Offered to Joaquin Phoenix’s Career for Joker 2 & 3

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Todd Phillips’ 2019 movie, Joker, was amongst the highest-grossing blockbuster. Produced last year featuring Joaquin Phoenix in the role of Arthur Fleck. Joker was undeniably a phenomenal production, and Joaquin Phoenix furthers Heath Ledger’s legacy as the Joker in this psychological thriller.

With its overarching success, fans are speculating a sequel to the 2019 movie, and a possible spin-off has been hinted in the latest reports. It is in the news that to rope in Joaquin Phoenix for Joker Two and Three, he has been offered a massive sum to make him stay for the entire trilogy.

Joaquin Phoenix’s Career Highlights

For his brilliant role as Arthur Fleck, Joaquin Phoenix received the Academy Award. It is his first award for Best Actor at the 92nd Academy Awards.
Based on DC Comic characters, Phoenix mastered this disturbing yet intense role as an insane villain. Every bit of his psychological and emotional turmoil was apparent in his laugh, tears, the sardonic smile. Even the fearful stares which gave a number of layers to the movie. Hence the producers are more than willing to bring him back for the next two sequels.

Warner Bros. is planning to bring back the movie soon, and according to the reports, the production studio has made an offer a whopping $50 Million to Joaquin Phoenix for the upcoming Joker Two & Three.

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While the controversies last year had suggested a different claim about the sequels. Todd Phillips, the director of Joker along with the producer, Bradley Cooper, is planning to bring in the sequels as soon as possible. The initial plans are to get ahead with the spin-offs in the upcoming four years with Phoenix in the lead role. Joaquin Phoenix has been offered the sum, and it is up to him now to accept the terms. The amount is apparently the biggest payday of his career till now.

A Possibility for Joker 3

While the reports claim that the trilogy of Joker is in the discussion, official confirmation for the same is being awaited. According to Mirror UK, Phoenix’s return is in talks, and the makers are eyeing to freeze him for the next two movies. Joaquin had initially thought that Joker was a standalone movie. As per the reports further, detail the point that he is now eager to play the role. Despite the controversies that had rolled out last year.

While the budget of the 2019 Joker was around $55–70 million, it made a worldwide collection of almost $1.074 billion. Hence becoming the sixth-highest-grossing film in 2019. Joker was the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time. It is also the first R-rated movie to make it past the billion-dollar mark. According to the reports, Joaquin Phoenix for his role as Arthur Fleck in Joker had made $4.5 million.

This definitely calls for the sequel which is the making as Joker smashed all the existing box office records. The killer clown might make his return to the screens after all. Even after the existing controversies, with Joaquin Phoenix as the lead star. Once again, as the iconic arch-nemesis in the fractured society of Gotham.

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Simran Bhagat
Simran is a Literature student who loves to engage herself in classic novels and binges on period dramas. Besides this, she is an aspiring writer and her interest in poetry and music keeps her going. She is a freelance writer, and usually writes reviews on books, series and occasionally pens down her thoughts. She usually invests her earnings in hoarding books up her shelves.

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