Why Joker should lead to an anthology rather than a franchise

Entertainment Desk
22 October 2019, Tue
Published: 12:49

Why Joker should lead to an anthology rather than a franchise

3 weekends ago, Joker opened to a record setting October debut, which naturally spawned a ton of questions for a film that is supposed to be a one-off experience. 

With those questions, the big “S” word has been lingering around the conversation surrounding director Todd Phillips’ shocker: “Sequel.” While some feel there should be a direct sequel to Joker, 

I would argue that rather than a direct follow-up, there should be an anthology series of films originated by this film.

As tempting as it would be to continue the story of Arthur Fleck’s transformation into Gotham City’s Clown Prince of Crime, it makes much more sense for those in charge to enjoy the freedom of an anthology’s loosely-connected story. 

Through a handful of compelling reasons, we’ll see why the world of the Joker is better kept in the world of loosely-bound story telling. - cinema blend

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