‘Joker 2’ Will Be DOUBLE the Budget of the First Film and Compared to ‘A Star Is Born’
‘joker‘ was released in 2019 and grossed over $1 billion on a budget of just $70 million.
Now, Variety has revealed that Warner Bros. is excited about the sequel and has doubled the budget for high US$ 150 million.
According to the article, the cost reflects the promise of “grand musical sequences” in the best style of ‘A Star is Born‘ (2018).
Another reason for the increase in the budget is the millionaire fees of the stars and director.
Joaquin Phoenix will win $20 million more shares of box office profits. For the first film, he earned $4.5 million.
The director Todd Phillips returns and will also earn US$ 20 million, the same value as the protagonist.
In addition to Phoenix, the sequel will feature the Oscar-winning actress and singer. Lady Gagawho will win $10 million to live the Harlequin.
Warner has announced that it will release the film in theaters in October 4, 2024.
The sequel will be a musical.
In ‘joker‘, Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) works as a clown for a talent agency and, every week, has to go to a social worker, due to his known mental problems. After being fired, Fleck reacts badly to the mockery of three men in the middle of the subway and kills them. The murders start a grassroots movement against Gotham City’s elite, of which Thomas Wayne (Brett Cullen) is its largest representative.
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