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  • Following Joker's huge box office success, a sequel seems more than possible. 1 / 11

  • Joaquin Phoenix said its standalone nature was part of the film's attraction... 2 / 11

  • ... but he also said, "you could take this character and put him in any movie." 3 / 11

  • This actually hits on what Joker's critics find problematic. 4 / 11

  • By vilifying both the poor and rich equally, the film has no clear message. 5 / 11

  • Instead, it's a blank canvas for a colorful character study. 6 / 11

  • Without solid world-building or themes, a sequel would be built on shaky ground. 7 / 11

  • It would also undermine the film's standalone appeal. 8 / 11

  • And it's hard to imagine Fleck as a full-fledged Clown Prince of Crime. 9 / 11

  • In other words, a possible sequel would have its work cut out for it. 10 / 11

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