Following Joker's huge box office success, a sequel seems more than possible.
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Joaquin Phoenix said its standalone nature was part of the film's attraction...
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... but he also said, "you could take this character and put him in any movie."
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This actually hits on what Joker's critics find problematic.
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By vilifying both the poor and rich equally, the film has no clear message.
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Instead, it's a blank canvas for a colorful character study.
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Without solid world-building or themes, a sequel would be built on shaky ground.
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It would also undermine the film's standalone appeal.
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And it's hard to imagine Fleck as a full-fledged Clown Prince of Crime.
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In other words, a possible sequel would have its work cut out for it.
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