Fans are blaming it upon the bloated ego of Joaquin Phoenix that is causing a delay in ‘Joker 2’. Let’s find out what’s really going on!
Soon after Matt Reeves‘ ‘The Batman’ became a hit, fans were eager to see a sequel of the film ‘Joker‘ starring Joaquin Phoenix. Todd Phillips’ 2019 masterpiece ‘Joker’ is back in the news since the talks of the sequel surfaced. According to reports, a sequel to the film is in the works at Warner Bros. However, the shoot has reached an unexpected halt. Many film critics on social media have blamed the delay on the actor for keeping his nose too high.
- ‘Joker’ sequel faces unexpected delays
- Joaquin Phoenix blamed for unnecessary tantrums and delay in the sequel
- Who is the real culprit for the delay of ‘Joker 2’?
Joker sequel faces unexpected delays
The Ankler, through the medium of Comicbook, revealed that the work on the ‘Joker 2’ script had not made much headway. Although Joaquin Phoenix has a bad image, it is not yet clear who is the exact reason behind the actual hold up. Some say that the delay is because of the director. On the other hand, some blame it on the unnecessary obstacles created by Phoenix.
According to reports, the director, who is also a screenwriter, has not yet completed the first draft. The sequel to ‘Joker’ was supposed to begin filming in 2023, but the script’s non-availability is a huge surprise. It is a major impediment to the production of ‘Joker 2’, and if it takes too long, we can’t expect the film to be released anytime soon.
Joaquin Phoenix blamed for unnecessary tantrums and delay in the sequel
The other segment is blaming it on Phoenix for throwing tantrums because he has become a huge star after the first film. He knows that no one but him can pull off the character so well. Knowing that he is irreplaceable, he thinks that any of his demands would get fulfilled. It has led to huge delays in the sequel project.
Who is the real culprit for the delay of ‘Joker 2’?
Fans of the ‘Joker’ franchise are hugely upset after hearing the news of the delay. The reason might be any, but people have high hopes for Phillips’ ‘Joker’ as it played quite differently than the general superhero films. The movie took the fictional character and curated it in such a manner that it gave way to social and political commentary. No one expected a superhero film talking about a serious issue. This genre-breaking film also became critics’ favourite. The plot revolves around Arthur Fleck (played by Phoenix), who goes mad and rediscovers himself as a criminal mastermind. Arthur Fleck inspires the masses to carry out an anarchist revolution in the film.
Everyone is looking forward to the next instalment. The director is under pressure to live up to the audience’s expectations. Let’s see how Philips spins the next segment, and it appears that the delay is due to the director’s desire for perfection. Though there have been rumours about Phoenix meddling in everything and causing problems on set, he is not to blame this time. He is simply a victim of his past actions, which has caused fans to blame him for the delay.
Let us know who you think is responsible for the delay of ‘Joker 2’- Joaquin Phoenix or the director in the comments section below.