It should surprise no one, but Warner Bros. is apparently moving ahead with a sequel to Joker. According to The Hollywood Reporter, writer/director Todd Phillips has closed a deal to co-write the next Joker movie. The report was focused on Hollywood’s most powerful lawyers, one of whom is Warren Dern, who counts Phillips as a client.
The report did not say if Phillips will return as director or if Warner Bros. will look to hire someone else. Also unknown is whether or not Phoenix will come back. The report also did not mention who Phillips may be co-writing Joker 2 with, if it is happening. Scott Silver co-wrote 2019’s Joker with Phillips.
Phillips wrote and directed 2019’s Joker, which starred Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, for which he won the Best Actor Academy Award. The movie made more than $1 billion globally to finish as the sixth biggest film of the year worldwide at the box office and ranking higher than Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
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