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Joker 2 Will Be a Mega-Hit Because It Attracts Fans Fed Up of MCU’s Typical Formula Movies Like Ant-Man 3

Joker 2 Will Be a Mega-Hit Because It Attracts Fans Fed Up of MCU's Typical Formula Movies Like Ant-Man 3

Back in 2014-15, Joaquin Phoenix happened to take a keen interest in acting in a “character study” type of movie about any comic book villain. Little did he know that he’d be recruited by Todd Phillips in a similar type of movie, Joker was a doubtful act at first but fans ended up putting it high on a pedestal.

The R-Rated rating that the movie received from the Motion Picture Association Of America (MPAA) ended up attracting a lot of comic book movie fans who wanted a grittier take on villains in superhero franchises. Joker is one such movie that has gained cult status among movie lovers, and its sequel plans to attain the same, if not higher, status as well.

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Joaquin Phoenix in Joker

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Joker‘s Sequel Could Potentially Bomb The Reign Of The MCU

It’s open season, and the DC Universe is out here to play. The reign of a franchise can only go on for so long, and after more than a decade of releasing blockbusters one after the other, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has come to a point where fans are complaining of a phenomenon known as “superhero fatigue”.

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Joaquin Phoenix in Joker

For the unversed, it is a term that MCU fans invented to express their anger toward the “formula-type” of movies that the billion-dollar franchise puts out every year, leading to exhausted plotlines being used over and over again.

Now no one really wants to watch the same movie being played out the same way in another, and this is where the DCU comes in to help solve that problem. Fans of the DCU, as well as many from the MCU, have taken a liking to the R-Rated standalone movie of the Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix, and its sequel could prove to match its predecessor’s cult status.

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Leaving all that aside, it gives fans of the MCU a fresh take on superhero/villain movies, that it’s not all good guy wins-bad guy loses all the time. Scheduled for release next year, Joker: Folie à Deux is set to be a main attraction in 2024 for fans fed up with the typical MCU movie formula- which was most prevalent in the latest release from the franchise, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

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Joker 2‘s Release Will Attract A Lot Of Talented Actors Fed Up With MCU’s Casting Contracts

Growing as an actor ever since their debut has to be one of the most important goals in a career of one. As such, the binding law of contracts for multi-year commitments to franchises can be quite limiting in an actor’s journey.

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Joaquin Phoenix in Joker

This is the main problem of the MCU that many aspiring and rising actors do not like, and that’s also where the DCU comes in- giving space to actors like Robert Pattinson and Joaquin Phoenix in standalone movies that do not require long-term commitment contracts like the MCU mandates.

Related: “That would be insane”: Joe Rogan Reveals Why Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Should Appear in Robert Pattinson’s Batman Universe Despite Establishing Barry Keoghan in Deleted Scene

Joker: Folie à Deux‘s release next year will eventually be making a sounding statement that even actors signed to the MCU can hear as well- there are still superhero franchises, like the DCU, that allow its actors breathing space, and provide standalone movies with short-term contracts is one way to do so.

Joker is currently available for streaming on HBO Max.

Written by Sang Tonsing

Sang is a content writer for Fandomwire with over 300 published articles. He now has 3 years of experience and counting in content writing. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science at Delhi University.