'Joker' Is Getting A Sequel And We're So Excited
Since its release last month, cinema-goers have been watching Joker in their droves - so much so that its become the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time.
And now it looks like the Todd Phillips' DC Comic adaption is getting a sequel.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Phillips is in talks with Warner Bros movie bosses to reprise his directorial role while Joaquin Phoenix will re-don his clown face.
"As the movie keeps raking in money overseas, Phillips is in talks to reprise his role as director for a second Joker outing," reports THR.
"Warners has sequel options in place for Joker star Joaquin Phoenix, who has emerged as a strong contender in the Oscar best actor race. The studio and Phillips' reps at CAA declined to comment."
Unlike Heath Ledger's iconic portrayal of the character in 2008's The Dark Knight, in which he battles Christian Bale's Batman, Joker provides an origin story for the character.
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Set in 1981, the film follows Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comedian in Gotham City who becomes the Joker after a series of unfortunate events.
The film becomes the fourth DC film to cross the £1 billion mark, following 2018's Aquaman, 2012's The Dark Knight Rises and 2008's The Dark Knight.
Phoenix even expressed interest in doing a sequel well before the news was rumoured.
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, the 45-year-old actor said: "Long before the release or before we had any idea if it would be successful, we talked about sequels. In the second or third week of shooting, I was like, 'Todd, can you start working on a sequel? There's way too much to explore.'
"It was kind of in jest - but not really".
There's no word on a release date yet, but we're thinking we might have to wait a while considering the first movie has just come out.
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