It was massively reported today and yesterday that Todd Phillips confirmed a ‘Joker‘ sequel. However, despite reaching a billion-dollars for its box office, Deadline report that a Joker sequel isn’t currently being negotiated.
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Several inside sources stated that while a sequel to a largely successful movie would make sense, Todd Phillips and co-writer Scott Silver aren’t planning on a sequel. The source also added that THR‘s story about Phillips meeting with Warner Bros film chief Toby Emmerich hoping to create a portfolio of DC character origins is a lie.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone as Todd Phillips had stated in an interview with IGN that he has no plans for a sequel.
We have no plans for a sequel. I will do anything Joaquin wants to do. And I would. But the movie’s not set up to have a sequel. We always pitched it as one movie, and that’s it.Todd Phillips
Nevertheless, in previous interviews, Todd Phillips has said that creating a list of DC Black-Label movies would be something he’s interested in. Of course, this doesn’t mean that Phillips will return to direct a sequel for Joker, nor does it mean that he’ll be taking on other DC characters.
For now, it doesn’t seem that either Joaquin Phoenix or Todd Phillips are working on a sequel. However, that doesn’t mean that one day it can’t happen. After a successful movie both financially and critically, Warner Bros would more than likely be open to Todd Phillips coming back. Setting a record of the first R-rated movie to make one billion dollars is a massive win for Warner Bros. and DC.
In the end of their report, Deadline said, “No one is saying a Joker sequel won’t happen. But multiple sources said nothing has happened yet.”
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