When you put out the biggest R-rated movie of all time, you don’t waste a second putting out the sequel.
And that’s exactly what Joker director Todd Phillips is looking to do.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, they’re already working on a sequel that will feature director Todd Phillips and lead actor Joaquin Phoenix. Phillips met with Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich and while he apparently didn’t get the opportunity to make multiple DC character prequels like he wanted to, he did get the green light on another Joker film.
“Phillips did emerge from the meeting with the rights to at least one other DC story, sources say. And now that Joker has crossed the $1 billion mark, a sequel is on the way. As the movie keeps raking in money overseas, Phillips is in talks to reprise his role as director for a second Joker outing. He and Scott Silver, who penned the gritty Joker screenplay, will write the follow-up. Warner has sequel options in place for Joker star Joaquin Phoenix, who has emerged as a strong contender in the Oscar best actor race”
If you’ve seen Joker, you know damn well why this needs to happen.