Warner Brothers are trying to bring back a billion-dollar actor for two more movies.

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             Warner Brother wants to bring back Joaquin Phoenix for Joker 2 and to meet the new Batman played by Robert Paterson. Warner Brothers offered Joaquin Phoenix 50 million dollars to do two more movies with them. In the past, Joaquin Phoenix said, “Long before the release or before we had any idea if it would be successful, we talked about sequels. In the second or third week of shooting, I was like, ‘Tom, can you start working on a sequel?” When Joaquin Phoenix said Tom he is talking about Tom Philips who directed Joker.

 

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Joaquin Phoenix attends the premiere of ‘Joker’ in Hollywood on Saturday.
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             Joker released in 2019 and made over 1 billion dollars at the box office and $953 million in DVD sales. Tom Phillps said that “if Joker 2 happens, and by no means am I saying that it will, but there have been talks about doing it. Then we would have to introduce ‘the real Joker’ to get close to the billion-dollar mark again. Joker was to be a stand-alone movie with Warner Brothers only spending $65 million on it. For comparison, Warner Brothers spend $300 million on Justice League, and Marvel spent 700 million dollars on Endgame. This means Joker cost about $409,836 a minute. Where Endgame cost about $3,846,154. Even with Endgame being 1-hour longer endgame spending $3,435,318 more a minute than Joker to make.

 

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             Now, this could be all for not if Joaquin Phoenix turns the offer down. In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel Jimmy ask Joaquin ‘would you do a Joker 2 if given the chance?’ To which, Joaquin said, “I don’t know, I want to but I think that would ruin what is so good about the first one.” Joaquin has said “I think the chance gets worse by the day of Joker 2. If we let the fire go out it wouldn’t work.” It will be one year since Joker hit theaters on October 4th.

 

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             Joaquin Phoenix won a 2020 oscar for the best actor for his role as the Joker. Joaquin also is very happy with the way that the scripts look for Joker 2. He is still in talks about doing it, this would be the biggest payday in his career if he does it. Warner Brothers have tried to do a long series with Batman and Joker before in 2008. With Batman being played by Christian Bale and the Joker played by Heath Ledger. The series with the Joker ended after just one movie with the death of Heath Ledger. Heath Ledger won the oscar in 2009 for the best-supporting actor. With the main character of the movie being Batman. During the 2020 SAG awards when  Joaquin Phoenix won the best male actor, he dedicated his win to Heath Ledger. Saying ” I’m standing here on the shoulders of my favorite actor, Heath Ledger.”