In 2019, there were lots of talks going on regarding Zazie Beetz’s Joker character, Sophie, and whether she died or not. However, director Todd Phillips emphatically revealed that she survived, as did the revelation of the “final shooting script”, which included a scene where Sophie watches Arthur shooting Robert de Niro’s character live on television.
Ryan Reynolds is now getting into Deadpool 3 outline and fans are expecting Zazie Beetz to reappear for her role as Domino in the Shawn Levy-directed threequel. On the other hand, Bullet Train gave Zazie Beetz a chance including her first wig, her first return request, and her very first proper on-screen death.
Joker’s Zazie Beetz Answers Whether Arthur Fleck Killed Her Character
Luckily, The Joker script includes a final scene that verifies Arthur Fleck did not kill Sophie despite some audience’s speculation about the movie. In the movie, when Arthur Fleck breaks into her apartment and she barely knows who he is, their relationship is revealed as one of his fantasies. Sophie reminds him that she has a daughter next door and begs him to leave. Since the final scene ends and the next clip shows him walking out of her apartment. This started the confusion wondering if he murdered her offscreen or not.
“In my mind, she lives because she never actively wronged Arthur. His victims in the film were generally people that pointedly hurt him.”
In recent talks with THR, she also got outspoken regarding the double standard that originated from her Atlanta season three storyline, including Van (Zazie Beetz) and Earn’s (Donald Glover) daughter, Lottie. She further shares her reaction to the current news that Joker: Folie à deux will be a musical.
Deleted Scene Assures Beetz’s Sophie Survived, Gives Major Joker 2 Update
Director confirmed the question regarding whether Sophie survived or not. He said that Sophie survives and quoted that Sophie came back in the screenplay. The script of the ending scene reads:
Sophie screams and jumps to her feet horrified! Waking up GiGi who starts to cry when she sees what’s on television-
ANGLE ON TELEVISION, Joker gets up and walks right up to the camera. Blood sprayed over his white painted face. Hear the studio audience still screaming, bedlam all around him.
JOKER (ON TV)
(looks straight into the camera; screams Murray’s signature sign-off)
GOOD NIGHT AND ALWAYS REMEMBER,–THAT’S LIFE!
The director intentionally scripted the screenplay in such a way that would leave the audience in confusion about Joker, which goes along with the explanation of why the scene was cut. Mental illness is the clear focus of the film, and the director shows the movie in the way that resounds most with people suffering from psychological disorders.
Joker 2 will be released on 4th October 2024.