Joker 2 is happening, and the media is unhappy about it.
Why so serious? “Joker 2” could be coming to put a smile on your face.
Resurrecting the twisted tale of the grinning green-haired supervillain, the director of the original “Joker,” Todd Phillips, is set to co-write the Academy Award-winning film’s “next installment,” according to an apparent slip of the tongue his lawyer Warren Dern made within a lengthy Hollywood Reporter industry report.
Hipster movie blog Screen Rant called out Dern’s info leak — and now fans are making the apparent leak go viral with a vengeance.
And even though Warner Bros. hasn’t officially confirmed the project, some die-hard fans of the 2019 psychological DC Comics thriller aren’t thrilled about rumors of the forthcoming follow-up flick.
“All I’ll add to the Joker 2 discourse is that it’s a hard pass from me. y’all enjoy it, but I’m out. and no amount of praise will sway me,” one ticked-off fan griped. “I already fell for that trip once! but, please understand, I’m so happy for everyone who wanted this! it’s just…exhausting.”
“I loved Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal of the Joker and I don’t think a part 2 is necessary,” another naysayer said, agreeing with tweets that the DC Extended Universe bad guy’s saga should end with Phoenix’s Oscar-worthy performance.