After “Joker” and the Oscar win: First details about the new film by Joaquin Phoenix

“Joker” was not only a financial success, Joaquin Phoenix also ended the 2019/20 award season with a very personal success: the Oscar for Best Actor. Now there is first information about his first film after “Joker”.

After “ Joker ” had a very positive premiere at the Venice and Toronto film festivals, the film was threatened by a controversy about the level of violence of the film and fear of attacks and mass panic.

In the end, however, all the excitement was in vain: “Joker” has grossed $ 1.072 billion worldwide and has become one of the most successful films of 2019. Due to the relatively small budget of $ 55 to 70 million, free comic adaptation was also a huge success for Warner and DC.

And now there was another important success:  Joaquin Phoenix was awarded the Oscar for Best Actor at the 92nd Academy Awards for “Joker”.


Even though Phoenix has always been an actor whose projects you should be curious about, he has achieved a completely different status thanks to his Oscar win. That the Academy Awards have no meaning is a claim that is quickly invalidated by the amount of effort that studios and actors (and also Joaquin Phoenix) keep doing for it.

The new Oscar winner’s next project has been fixed for a long time and now there are finally new details about Phoenix’s new role. As the industry magazine Deadline reports, Phoenix plays an artist in an officially still untitled but possibly named ” C’mon C’mon ” drama who has to take care of his young, mature nephew.

Uncle and nephew make friends on a trip across the United States. The reason for the trip may be that the boy’s father has bipolar disorder. Phoenix’s next film after “Joker” will also deal at least marginally with mental illnesses.


Directed by “C’mon C’mon” is  Mike Mills (“Beginners”, Oscar nomination for the script for “Women of the Century”), who also wrote the screenplay for the film.

The film is produced by the American independent film company A24 , which has been responsible for some pearls in recent years – such as ” The Lighthouse “, ” Midsommar “, ” Hereditary ” or the ” Lady Bird ” awarded the Golden Globes and Oscars. and ” Moonlight “. Joaquin Phoenix could well be one of the favorites again for the next Oscar season.

When exactly “C’mon, C’mon” will be released in the cinemas is not yet clear. The shooting has already been completed and A24 is now looking for sales partners.

“Aladdin 2” confirmed: But the story of the sequel will ignore fan requests

The real film remake “Aladdin” was a huge success in 2019. After the rumor mill had been simmering for a while, it is now clear: “Aladdin 2” is coming – but without referring to the continuation of the cartoon original.

The real-film remake ” Aladdin “, directed by cult director  Guy Ritchie, was a huge success in 2019 and now lingers in the Olympus of the five films that Disney earned over a billion US dollars worldwide last year (in addition to “Captain Marvel”, ” Avengers 4: Endgame ”,“ Toy Story: Everything does not stop at command ”and“ The Lion King ”). The box office result made early suspicions about a sequel and wishes about the content of the sequel.

Now it is clear: ” Aladdin 2 ” is coming – but will ignore one of the biggest fan requests. Watch movies online, as Variety reports, the past six months have been used to work out the story of the sequel. Although this is not yet known, one thing is already certain: The authors  John Gatins (“Flight”) and  Andrea Berloff (“Straight Outta Compton”) do not make a remake of ” Jafars Return “. The sequel to the cartoon ” Aladdin ” from 1994 is very popular among fans – many would have liked to see the direct-to-DVD sequel remake on the big screen.


We suspect that the story of “Aladdin 2” will instead focus more on Jasmin ( Naomi Scott ) and Jinni ( Will Smith ), who are undoubtedly one of the strengths of the first part. Whether this works depends, of course, very much on whether the cast returns:

It is not yet clear whether Will Smith or Naomi Scott will be back in Part 2 – but quite likely.  After all, all three were already guarantors of success for Part 1. Nevertheless, such a return is always a question of time – whether Guy Ritchie finds time for “Aladdin 2″ in addition to ” The Gentlemen ” advertising drum and the production of ” Cash Truck ” remains to be seen.