Extras from Joker 2 are accusing the filmmakers of slapping a Jeff Bezos on them, with some of them working hours on end without taking a shower break.
The cameras are rolling on the set of Todd Phillips' hotly awaited sequel, which is once again bringing Joaquin Phoenix back as Arthur Fleck, who was murdered in cold blood in the streets the previous time.
It's still unclear where Joker 2 will take its lead, but considering the events of the original, which spawned a lot of heated debates about social inequality and class differences, it's quite funny to think that Todd Phillips and his co. aren't treating their extras with the respect they deserve.
According to a TMZ article, the Joker 2 extras have been chastised for demanding bathroom breaks after long shoots. One person had to explain to an assistant director why their business was urgent, which must have brought some not-very-fond childhood fondness back for them.
The SAG has received a complaint and is investigating a break time violation, although the production team has been cooperative throughout the process.
Warner Bros. may be having a serious scheduling problem, as this isn't the first time we've heard of bathroom issues on the Joker set. During the shooting of the original in 2018, extras criticised the company for refusing to give them bathroom breaks, making us wonder if production is doing this on purpose at this point.