The Joker movie left a lot of room open for a crossover.
If you were under a rock the last few years, you might have missed the fact that The Joker made a billion dollars and was one of the most successful and audience-pleasing movies in recent memory. It stirred controversy with some of its subject matter, but it was definitely embraced. Joaquin Phoenix was lauded for his performance. It was transformative.
As it turns out, fellow actor Willem Dafoe (along with many others) was watching.
Dafoe is famous for lots of roles, including the Spider-Man villain Green Goblin. To say that he plays a great villain is an understatement. And now, Dafoe is interested in teaming up with Phoenix to bring two great villains to the screen.
Dafoe told GQ, “There is something interesting about, like, if there was a Joker imposter. So it would be possible to have not dueling Jokers but someone that [claims] to be the Joker that isn't the Joker. And that kind of opens up the possibility of an interesting story, particularly if you had Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker, and then you had someone who was either imitating or riffing off what he did. I fantasized about that. But other than that I am not talking to anybody [about it], you're the first one.”
That's a really fun pitch for a Joker sequel. We know that movie ends with the idea that there could be other Jokers out there, as floated by Todd Phillips. And we know a movie that is successful is very attractive for Warner Bros. to do a sequel. So the ball seems like it's in their court in terms of this version.
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