Zazie Beetz is open to a JOKER sequel

Zazie Beetz

Zazie Beetz is open to a JOKER sequel

This week see’s Joker arrive on home video here in the UK, the Warner Bros. film is also celebrating a double win at Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony in the US.

On the red carpet at The Oscars MTV News spoke with actress Zazie Beetz about whether she would be open to returning to Todd Phillips bleak DC landscape for a sequel.

“I don’t know if it needs one,” said Beetz. “There is a lot of strength in not milking something. Honestly, I feel like Todd would be the person to [make a sequel] tastefully. If he felt it needed one. I really trust him. He’s really creative and smart. So sure.”

Here’s the full interview clip from MTV:

Phillips directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver, based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.

The film stars Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, also starring are Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

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JOKER hits DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD in the UK today!

After a triumphant night at The Oscars last night, today is the day that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Joker on DVD and Blu-ray here in the UK.

You can grab your copy now from the Warner Bros. Shop complete with a limited edition poster!

Special Features and Technical Specs include:

  • DOLBY VISION/HDR PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
  • DOLBY ATMOS AUDIO TRACK
  • Joker: Vision & Fury – Featuerette
  • Becoming Joker – Featuerette
  • Please Welcome… Joker! – Featuerette
  • Joker: A Chronicle of Chaos – Featuerette
  • Optional English SDH, Spanish, Portuguese, and French subtitles for the main feature

It was recently announced that Warner Bros. is taking Hildur Guđnadóttir’s stunning – and award winning – score from the film on a UK tour. You can grab your tickets now.

Phillips directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver, based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.

The film stars Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, also starring are Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

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JOKER & PARASITE big winners at last night’s Oscars ceremony

As expected there were plenty of shocks at last night’s Oscars ceremony as Parasite took the prize for Best Picture and Best Director for Boon Joon-ho.

In a year when the lack of diversity amongst the nominee’s was the top headline, Parasite becomes the first non-English film to take the top prize in a record breaking year.

In recent days Parasite had become the favourite to take the award, overtaking original favourites Joker and 1917.

Sam Mendes 1917 had to settle for technical prizes, taking the awards for Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects and Best Sound Mixing. The film has been experience unrivalled holdovers at the US box office, you can read all about it in our box office roundup coming later this morning.

As expected Joaquin Phoenix took the award for Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Arthur Fleck in Joker. Joker also picked up the award for Best Score for Hildur Guðnadóttir’s outstandingly haunting music. Guðnadóttir has now picked up almost every major musical score award this season.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best picture
“Parasite”

Best actress in a leading role
Renee Zellweger, “Judy”

Best actor in a leading role
Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”

Best director
Bong Joon-ho, “Parasite”

Actress in a supporting role
Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”

Actor in a supporting role
Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Best animated feature film
“Toy Story 4”

Best original song 
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” “Rocketman”

Best original screenplay
“Parasite,” Bong Joon-ho, Han Jin Won

Best adapted screenplay
“Jojo Rabbit,” Taika Waititi

Best international feature film
“Parasite” (South Korea)

Best documentary
“American Factory”

Best visual effects
“1917”

Best cinematography
“1917,” Roger Deakins

Best production design
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Best costume design
“Little Women,” Jacqueline Durran

Best makeup and hair styling
“Bombshell”

Best film editing
“Ford v Ferrari,” Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland

Best original score
“Joker,” Hildur Guonadottir 

Best sound editing
“Ford v Ferrari”

Best sound mixing
“1917”

Best documentary short subject
“Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)”

Best animated short film
“Hair Love”

Best live action short film
“The Neighbors’ Window”

Congratulations to all the winners!


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JOKER concert tour set to hit UK in Spring

If, like us, you sat through Warner Bros. Joker and loved the beautifully haunting score by Hildur Guđnadóttir then we have some incredibly exciting news for you.

Joker will be returning to the big screen, only this time it will be in select theatres and concert halls across the UK alongside a full orchestra performing the score.

The tour launches in London’s Eventim Apollo on April 30 before heading out on a jaunt across the UK.

“I’m thrilled to get to see and hear Joker in the cinema with a live orchestra. When we recorded the music, the orchestra brought such depth and detailed attention to the performances that we were all literally holding our breaths during most of the recording sessions. It was a beautiful trip. I’m so happy to get to go there again and for an audience to experience that too,” Guðnadóttir told Deadline.

Director Todd Phillips added, “I speak for the entire Joker team when I say how thrilled we are to be working with Senbla and Ollie Rosenblatt on Joker – Live in Concert. I think it’s a wonderful way for audiences to experience Hildur Guðnadóttir‘s haunting and immersive score while bearing witness to Joaquin Phoenix’s descent into madness as Arthur.”

The full tour dates are as follows:

Thur 30 Apr – Eventim Apollo, London
Fri 15 May –Birmingham Symphony Hall
Sat 16 May – Bonus Arena, Hull
Sun 17 May – York Barbican
Sun 21 Jun – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Wed 24 Jun – Sheffield City Hall
Thur 25 Jun – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Sun 28 Jun – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Mon 29 Jun – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
Tue 30 Jun – Bath Forum
Wed 1 Jul – Brighton Dome
Thu 2 Jul – Poole Lighthouse
Sun 5 Jul – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Mon 6 Jul – Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Ticketmaster has presale tickets on sale now, general sale goes live 10am on Friday, 7th February. A European and world tour is expected to be announced at a later date.

Phillips directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver, based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.

The film stars Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, also starring are Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

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ICYMI: JOKER wins three BAFTA awards, loses top honour to 1917

eOne’s (and Universal outside the UK) 1917 was the big winner at Sunday’s BAFTA awards ceremony here in London. The film took home seven of the nine prizes it was nominated for including the top honour of Best Film.

1917 was also handed awards for Best British Film, Best Director for Sam Mendes, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Sound and Best Visual Effects.

Warner Bros. Joker was nominated in a record 11 categories and was able to walk away with three prizes on the night. Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir picked up another award for her outstanding score for the film and now has Oscar glory in her sights.

Joker also picked up the new award for its cast. The new category aims to highlight the work of casting departments across the industry who bring together the amazing casts we regularly see on the big screen.

Joaquin Phoenix also walked away with the prize for Leading Actor, further cementing his chances at taking the top acting prize at next week’s Oscars ceremony.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Phillips directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver, based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.

The film stars Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, also starring are Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

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JOKER lands on digital services in the UK today!

Today Warner Bros. Joker, directed by Todd Phillips, begins its UK home video roll out. As of now the film is available to purchase on digital platforms with a physical release to follow on February 10.

Special Features and Technical Specs include:

  • DOLBY VISION/HDR PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
  • DOLBY ATMOS AUDIO TRACK
  • Joker: Vision & Fury – Featuerette
  • Becoming Joker – Featuerette
  • Please Welcome… Joker! – Featuerette
  • Joker: A Chronicle of Chaos – Featuerette
  • Optional English SDH, Spanish, Portuguese, and French subtitles for the main feature

Joker is currently tipped for huge success at the BAFTAs following a swathe of awards for Joaquin Phoenix and composer Hildur Guðnadóttir.

Phillips directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver, based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.

The film stars Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, also starring are Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

For all our Joker coverage head to our archive!


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JOKER picks up 11 BAFTA nominations

Warner Bros., Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix received some very good news this morning as Joker picked up a huge eleven nominations for this year’s BAFTA Awards.

The film picked up nominations for: Best Film; Best Director for Todd Phillips, Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix, Best Score for Hildur Guðnadóttir, Best Hair & Makeup, Sound Design, Production Design, Cinematography, Adapted Screenplay, Casting and Editing.

The film picked up the most nominations of any film in this year’s competition which is a huge achievement for all involved. The ceremony takes place on February 2, 2020.

Over at Disney, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame picked up a nomination in the Best VFX category where it is pitted against The Lion King, 1917, The Irishman and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

Phillips directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver, based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.

The film stars Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, also starring are Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

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JOKER picks up two Golden Globe Awards including Best Actor

A huge congratulations to Joaquin Phoenix and the crew of Joker on picking up two Golden Globe Awards tonight.

The ceremony, which is has now drawn to a close, saw the Warner Bros. release picking up the Best Actor in a Drama award for Phoenix as well as a much deserved win for Hildur Guðnadóttir for Best Score.

The Todd Phillips directed film missed out on the Best Picture and Best Director awards which went to war epic 1917 and its director Sam Mendes.

Joker is available now on digital platforms across the US and arrives on UK shores on January 27, 2020.

Phillips directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver, based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.

The film stars Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, also starring are Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

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JOKER score serious Critics Choice and Golden Globe notations

Joker‘s road to the Oscars took a major step yesterday with the announcement of both the Golden Globe and Critics Choice awards nominations.

First up, the Todd Phillips directed film has picked up an impressive seven nominations at the Critics Choice Awards. The film was nominated in the prestigious Best Film category and also picked up nods for Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix, Best Adapted Screenplay for Todd Phillips and Scott Silver, Best Cinematography for Lawrence Sher, Best Production Design for Mark Friedberg and Kris Moran, Best Hair and Makeup, and Best Score for Hildur Guanadottir.

Over at the Golden Globes, Joker picked up nominations for Best Drama, another Best Actor nod for Joaquin Phoenix, Best Director for Todd Phillips, once again Hildur Guanadottir also picks up a nomination for Best Score.

Congratulations to all the cast and crew of Joker for the nominations. Our fingers are crossed for awards season!

Phillips directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver, based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.

The film stars Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, also starring are Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

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JOKER UK home video release dates confirmed for 2020

Yesterday we brought you news on the home video release of Joker in North America. Shortly after we publisher that story, Warner Bros. UK confirmed just when we’ll see the film hit stores here.

The Todd Phillips directed picture will arrive first on digital platforms on January 27, 2020 and will be followed by a DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra-HD release on February 10.

Can pre-order the film now from the WB Store, including a very sexy steelbook edition.

Phillips directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver, based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.

The film stars Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, also starring are Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

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