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Director Todd Phillips previously shot down the idea, but now he's all-in
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix are set to reunite for a follow-up to Joker.The news comes just days after the film broke $1 billion in the box office, and a week after Todd Phillips floated the idea of a ...
 
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Director Todd Philips opened up about Joaquin Phoenix's improv
Todd Philips’ Joker, a two hour grind of unrelenting misery and ultra-violence, was arguably lucky to avoid an 18 certificate. In fact, according to the director, an ‘insane’ deleted scene involving a bathtub may have pushed the film over that line.Speaking at a Santa ...
 
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That final scene isn't quite what you thought it was
The mystery over what exactly happened in Joker—and indeed whether any of it happened at all—continues to rumble on, but a newly unearthed draft of the script might hold the answers.We've discussed this before in some depth, but if you're in a rush ...
 
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"It's almost like a litmus test for the audience to say, 'How crazy is he?'"
Joker director Todd Phillips has revealed that he originally filmed a scene that confirmed Joaquin Phoenix's Arthur Fleck didn't kill Zazie Beetz's character in the movie.While the filmmakers have previously made it clear that Sophie Dumond (Beetz) survived, Phillips has now said that the ...
 
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The director of Joker has revealed a Catwoman reference in some behind-the-scenes photos from the movie.
The director of Joker has revealed a Catwoman reference in some behind-the-scenes photos from the movie.Posting to Instagram, Todd Phillips shared a number of never-before-seen pictures from the set of the film, including one which evidently refers to the DC femme fatale.In the collection of ...
 
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"Part of the fun is that question being out there."
The director of Joker has explained just why that big Batman twist is there.Despite severing itself from the traditional DCEU canon ahead of its release, Joker surprised fans when Arthur Fleck's (Joaquin Phoenix) mother Penny (Frances Conroy) told him Thomas Wayne, father of Batman Bruce Wayne, was ...
 
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This does lend weight to that big fan theory.
Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix's Joker is currently high-kicking its way up the metaphorical staircase toward the magical $1 billion box office, with its global takings currently standing somewhere north of $853 million.Not bad at all. But according to Joker insiders, the studio bosses on Joker were originally wary of having Joker actually ...
 
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Todd Phillips could have avoided a lot of controversy if he'd opted for Suicide Squad's Joker.
Even before Suicide Squad was released in 2016, Jared Leto was already floating spin-off ideas for his Clown Prince of Crime. “I think it would be incredible to see Batman and the Joker go head-to-head!” he told the Toronto Sun. “I could easily just play ...
 
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Including one involving Paul McCartney.
Warning: if you've not seen Joker yet, this is definitely, definitely going to give away fairly large wedges of the plot and its conclusion, so you might want to give it a miss.Todd Phillips' Joker is starting to look like a modern Twin Peaks, with ...
 
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David Fincher's anti-society 'Bible for incels' has a complicated legacy, but it's aged better than Todd Phillips' laughing clown will
After Chuck Palahniuk released his best-selling novel Fight Club, he noticed that each reading he did attracted one or two young men who would ask him where they could find a real-life fight club. "I always felt bad telling them that they didn't actually exist," he ...
 
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There might be another layer to the time jump at the end.
While Todd Phillips's new Joker movie might have completely failed at making any sort of point or delivering any actual message, the film has become an absolute box office hit. This means, of course, that DC and Warner Bros. will almost definitely want to make a sequel ...
 
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The film includes a scene of Joaquin Phoenix's character dancing to Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll Part 2."
Despite being one of the most controversial films of the year, Joker broke box office records over its weekend, earning $96 million and the best October debut ever. But the movie's sparked another controversy since its release, due to the fact that it features a ...
 
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There are a lot of fan theories, and many of them involve the fridge.
Warning: There are a lot of spoilers in this piece, so if you're fool enough to blunder in here then on your own head be it.Of the many small fires Joker has started over its opening weekend is its controversial ending. And the bit ...
 
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Todd Phillips is surprised anyone's upset about it.
Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix's Joker hasn't even come out in the UK yet, but the debate over exactly how advisable or edifying his dark, sour interpretation of the DC villain is rumbling along nonetheless.Unsurprisingly, Phillips himself is surprised by the opprobrium early screenings ...
 
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The film is a condemnation of a system that reinforces and widens the divide between rich and poor, explaining but never exonerating the turn to anarchy.
“Comedy,” the late, great George Carlin once told Larry King, “has traditionally picked on people in power, people who abuse that power.” Few people utilized comedy as effectively as a means of social commentary than Carlin, and he understood that for comedy ...
 
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The director dismisses the "annoying" rumors of a follow-up
Joker director Todd Phillips says his new film is very unlikely to get a follow-up, despite appearing to give the idea of Joaquin Phoenix returning to the role a tentative thumbs-up to the idea last month."We have no plan for a sequel," Phillips ...
 
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He couldn't even bring himself to say "Thomas Wayne"
Despite the avalanche of critical and popular love for Joker after its plays at various film festivals, Joaquin Phoenix and Todd Phillips' visions for Arthur Fleck were very different when the actor eventually came on board, and Phoenix had big reservations about doing that in ...
 
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Who knew that losing 52lbs would be bad for your mental health
The reaction to Joaquin Phoenix's performance as Arthur Fleck in Todd Miller's Joker has hit such wild heights of excitement and rhapsody that it sounds like he's managed to fundamentally redraw the parameters of actorly achievement.Judging by some reviews it's not just an Oscar-gobbling ...
 
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The film received an eight-minute long standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival.
The trailers for Joker set a very high bar—they’re gorgeous and operatic, and filled with suggestions that Joaquin Phoenix’s performance threatens to unseat Heath Ledger’s 11-year-long run as the best Joker ever. And after its debut at The Venice Film Festival Saturday, where it received an eight-minute ...
 
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The origin story offers a uniquely frightening proposition.
Before Heath Ledger's Joker stole the show in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, the many iterations of the DC Comics villain often played up to the whacky and vaudeville side of the Clown Prince of Crime.Supposedly first inspired by the image of a ...
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