@taddmcdivitt if they make a sequel they need to take their time to plan it out. joaquin phoenix is notorious for hating doing sequels so it will have to be something special to get him on board. he said he would be interested with the right story.
I don’t see how that movie could work with a sequel. I mean I would watch it and give it a chance if they did, but I think it clearly was meant as a stand alone, so should probably stay one.
Although some have given suggestions of having the movie star the same actor but tell an entirely different origin story. Sort of how the Joker’s origin in the comics is “multiple choice”. But not sure that would resonate with the masses, and for it to do even remotely as good as the first one it can’t be something only hardcore comic fans would appreciate.
A friend of mine suggested an intriguing idea. It would be interesting if they did origin films for other villains, but still have Phoenix star in them. So he could play the Riddler, then Mr Freeze, for example. That sounded kind of cool to me and could be compelling for an actor.
I don’t think that all the other characters would work in the joker setting though… it’s a bit too dark to do a wacky concept like that
Yes, exactly. Each movie would need a completely different tone, so cool acting challenge if nothing else.
You know doing an dark R rated more “artsy” Mr, Freeze movie like they did The Joker could work well with the right script and actor.
While I don’t think they should, if they did it should include Batman and Joker should go from being something of a victim of circumstances and his own mental health failings to being the unreserved evil protagonist who is the agent of his own fate, then crushed as he deserves.
It was too good to have a sequel, Im not saying I wouldn’t watch a Joker 2 but it would definitely make the first one feel less important. The way it ended was perfect.
I really think utilizing the villains like Marvel did with their heros would be a great idea. DC villains are by far much better than MCU villains, I think DC would really take it in if every year at Halloween we got another villain movie and bringing the Gotham villains together only makes sense and you tease the heros and or have them in the movie less than the villains. It sounds interesting to me. We have so many superhero movies, there’s an entire other half to the genre to explore just like with the Joker which is why it made so much money! There’s so much to explore in all of that. Villains who obviously challenge the heros but haven’t got much of a story behind them is why so many villains are forgettable. I’m sure all they’ll do is a Joker 1, 2 3 etc but really it’d be more interesting to do like Scarecrow, penguin, two face and have them all crossover in kind.
I think they could switch villains based on hero they fight. Lex Luthor, Vandel Savage, cheetah, prof Zoom, sinestro, etc.
Now building a “cinematic universe” based on villains. That is a new slant on the concept. To hades with Justice League, we eventually get Legion of Doom.