2019’s DC movie Joker that starred Joaquin Phoenix might have its sequel in the works. Reportedly, Todd Phillips, who co-wrote and directed Joker, will make a return as he is to write the sequel, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter. Reports also say that Phillips has bagged a deal with Warner Bros to co-write the sequel of Joker.
Rumours were abuzz back in 2019 that a sequel to the Joaquin Phoenix starrer is in the works. There is yet no confirmation if Joaquin Phoenix will make a return in the second part. Phoenix played Arthur Fleck who was a party clown in the first part. He was nursing an ailing mother and when he is termed a freak by the society he decides to walk the path of crime and chaos.
In an interview with IndieWire in 2019, Phoenix had said that there were endless possibilities to a sequel of Joker, he said, “I don’t know that there is [more to do]. Me and Todd would still be shooting now if we could, right? Because it seemed endless, the possibilities of where we can go with the character.”
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Joker traced the origin of the Clown Prince of Crime. He is one of the most famous comic-book supervillain and the arch-nemesis of Batman. Joker was shot with a budget of about 55 million dollars, and went on to collect 1.07 billion dollars. It was considered to be the most profitable comic-book movie ever. But, this all was not without attracting some controversy as critics claimed the movie was humanising the American real-life gun-toting mass murderers.