The year 2019 gave us a lot of successful comic book films. For Marvel, their success came with Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home. DC also received success this year as well for Shazam! and the critically acclaimed film Joker.
With the Joker film gaining multiple awards and nominations at the Golden Globes, the director Todd Phillips has spoken out saying he wants a Batman movie in his Joker universe. The Joker film does not tie in to The Batman movie by Matt Reeves, but Phillips has been asked if he would want to tackle Batman in this universe.
Phillips said the following:
“It’s a beautiful Gotham. What I would like to see someone tackle is what Batman looks like from that Gotham.” The director then clarified his earlier statement and said, “I’m not saying I’m going to do that. What was interesting to me about the inclusion of Batman in our movie was, ‘What kind of Batman does that Gotham make?’ That’s all I meant by that.”
It is clear from his statement that the director is definitely interested in having Batman in his Joker universe since his Joker story is intriguing. However, as of right now, he is not sure to direct. A Batman from this Gotham would be interesting and it is safe to say that since Joker’s success, fans would be more than interested. The possibility of Warner Brothers and DC expanding on the universe Phillips created is greater now since Joker has won multiple awards including best Actor and Score.
If Batman himself is entering the next film we can only hope he matched the performance given by Joaquin Phoenix. Warner Brothers have also made no comments on whether they will do anything with Batman for the next Joker films in the future but with the film’s success both financially and commercially, we might get an update very soon.