Wouldn't Do 'Joker' Sequel Because First Movie Is Successful: Joaquin

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"Joker" star Joqauin Pheonix will not return as Arthur Fleck just to cash in on the success of the Todd Phillips-directed movie. 

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"Joker" star Joqauin Pheonix will not return as Arthur Fleck just to cash in on the success of the Todd Phillips-directed movie. The DC crime drama has become the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, and has received a lot of critical acclaim since its debut at Venice Film Festival.

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"I wouldn't just do a sequel just because the first movie is successful, that's ridiculous," Pheonix told LA Times' The Envelope. The actor, however, revealed that he and Phillips used to discuss a lot about the possibility of a sequel on the sets of "Joker".

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"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: 'Todd, can you start working on a sequel? There's way too much to explore.' It was kind of in jest  but not really," he said. "Joker" released in India on October 2.

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