The Joker may have felt unappreciated and disregarded, but his 2019 flick was not. Director Todd Phillips reimagined the genesis narrative of the antagonist in a way that captivated audiences worldwide and earned him multiple Oscar nods, including Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix. It is only natural that a sequel will be in everyone’s thoughts, given Joker’s phenomenal box office earnings and awards triumph.
Even though more than two years have gone since Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker unleashed his trademark devastation on Gotham City, Joker 2 remains a possibility. Here is all the information we have regarding the eagerly anticipated sequel.
Is Joker 2 Confirmed?
Joker 2 has not been officially approved. Warner Bros. has yet to acknowledge the sequel’s existence, despite rumors that it has been in the works for quite some time.
A studio insider told Heroic Hollywood in January 2022 that Warner Bros. has received a draught of the Joker 2 script and is planning to begin filming sometime in 2023. The script in question was likely written by the writer and director of the original film, Todd Phillips. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Phillips signed a contract to write the sequel in May 2021.
If these reports are true and the studio loves Phillips’ script, there is a good chance that the project will be unveiled sometime in 2022.
Who Is in the Joker 2 Cast?
Joaquin Phoenix will likely reprise his Oscar-winning performance as the title character in Joker 2. Phoenix has indicated an interest in reprising his role as the Joker, but only under the right conditions. If Todd Phillips returns to direct the sequel, it may convince Phoenix to reunite with the writer-director for Joker 2.
While many of Joker’s supporting characters met an untimely demise, we can expect the film to contain a plethora of fresh faces as well as some known DC characters, perhaps even a young Bruce Wayne.
What Is the Joker 2 Plot?
The first film was intended to be a stand-alone origin story that shed new light on one of the most renowned villains ever. Thanks in large part to Phoenix’s devoted performance, Phoenix’s portrayal of the Joker in the film Joker was a wounded but complex one.
With that in mind, the film’s unresolved conclusion allows for the expansion of the world it created. There are numerous possible tales that Joker 2 may explore, but because specifics about the project are scant, it is difficult to tell where Phillips will take the story next.
Warner Bros. continues to put the Joker into action with different actors portraying the antagonist in multiple DC universes, such as Jared Leto’s Joker in Suicide Squad and Barry Keoghan’s Joker in The Batman.
These films were released relatively close together and were intended to portray various storylines about the same character. It may not matter where Phoenix’s Joker fits in all of this, but it will be fascinating to see how this specific film series continues to redefine the adversary.
When Will Joker 2 Come Out in Theaters?
Joker 2 does not have a release date, as Warner Bros. has not given the sequel its blessing. If Warner Bros. begins filming Joker 2 in 2023, as rumored, we should anticipate its release in 2024 or later.
A 2024 release date would suggest that the sequel would be released five years after the first picture, which strangely parallels the plans for The Batman’s sequel.
Does Joker 2 Have a Trailer?
Joker 2 lacks a trailer because the studio has not yet confirmed the film. Until the announcement of the sequel, you can revisit the Joker trailer below.
Where Can I Watch the Joker 2022?
Joker is streamable on Netflix (in select territories), HBO Max (exclusively in the United States), and TBS.