“Joker” is a thriller movie both directed and produced by Todd Phillips. He wrote the script together with Scott Silver. The movie is based on DC comics characters. The movie is about a failed stand up comedian who falls into insanity and started getting violent. Joker was released on October 4, 2019, in the United States.
There were some issues regarding the dark violence shown in the movie concerning that it might inspire people and they can commit a crime. Despite all the issues, the movie became the first-ever R- rated movie which became a major box office success, grossing over $1 billion. Joker was the sixth highest-grossing movie of 2019. Some of the awards won are –
- On August 31, 2019, at the 76th Venice International Film Festival Joker was first premiered and won the Golden Lion.
- At the 92nd Academy Awards, the movie was nominated 11 times, including Best Picture, Best Director.
- The award of Best Actor was won by Phoenix and Best Original Score was won by Hildur Guonadottir. They both also won the Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards.
“Joker 2”: Release Date
The plot of the second season is uncertain. We are expecting it to be out somewhere around October 2021 if the production is happening. However, nothing has been officially announced yet. Keep reading to know more updates!
“Joker 2”: Cast
The expected cast for Joker 2 is –
- Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck
- Robert De Niro as Murray Franklin
- Zazie Beetz as Sophie Dumond
- Frances Conroy as Penny Fleck
“Joker 2”: Storyline
The plot of the story is about Arthur, a clown who wants to be a standup comedian. He lives with his mother in Gotham City. Arthur suffers from mental illness which causes him to laugh in any situation. He depends on the medication. He was attacked by a group so for his protection his friend gave him a gun. Arthur gets in a relationship with a single mother and invites her to his standup comedy show.
During some incident his friend betrayed him leaving him jobless. In the subway, Arthur killed some people to protect himself. He was recognized and the police started chasing him which leads the protestors to cut the funding and social service programs and Arthur not receiving his medicines. The stand-up comedy in which he invited the women he loved also went wrong as he kept laughing and find it difficult to deliver the jokes to the audience. Arthur’s idol laughed and makes fun of him.
He finds out that he is Thomas’s illegitimate son and gets angry from his mother for hiding the truth. Meanwhile, the police visit Arthur’s mother saying that he is involved in the subway murder. She suffers a stroke after hearing this and is admitted to the hospital.
Thomas told Arthur that he was adopted, after confirming this through the documents in the hospital he kills his mother while she is hospitalized. He was invited in a show where he kills his friend for betraying him. Throughout the story, Arthur keeps escaping from the police.
Finally, in a show, Arthur appears as a joker and confesses to the murder and his illness. He shoots his idol for laughing at him which creates a ruckus there. Arthur keeps dancing as he forms a smile from blood dripping from his nose.