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Writer/director Todd Phillips’ gritty origin story Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, emerged in late 2019 as one of the biggest surprise hits of the decade — and all the hub-bub got us wondering… what would Joker 2 look like? All we can do at this point is speculate — but, you know what? We’re pretty good at that. Spoilers for Joker ahead!
Speaking with IndieWire in November 2019, Todd Phillips set the record straight in regard to a potential Joker follow-up: He admitted that the idea of a sequel had certainly been discussed, but that there’s not a deal in place yet — and Phoenix hasn’t been approached about returning at this time.
“Here’s the real truth about a sequel. While Joaquin and I have talked about it, and while touring the world with Warner Bros executives… of course, we’re sitting at dinner and they’re saying, ‘So, have you thought about…?’ But, talking about contracts, there’s not a contract for us to even write a sequel, we’ve never approached Joaquin to be in a sequel.”
Sorry, folks — that’s the cold, hard truth.
The director also clarified that a purported meeting with Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich — which was originally misreported by THR — didn’t go down the way the outlet had described it. While he copped to pitching a slate of films featuring DC villains during his initial Joker pitch, the notion had swiftly been shot down. Keep watching to learn Everything We Know about Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Sequel!
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Stomping on a dream | 0:22
How about another joke? | 1:23
Gotham’s most wanted | 2:29
Starting a movement | 3:44
Waiting for the punchline | 5:59
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