Todd Phillips Reportedly ‘Getting Pretty Close’ With ‘Joker’ Sequel

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A new report suggests Todd Phillips’ Joker sequel is getting pretty close to happening.

It’s no secret that Warner Bros. has been trying to get a sequel to Joker off the ground, given the film’s critical and box office success. It’s been previously reported that Todd Phillips has been co-writing a sequel. We also noted that the Joker sequel was gearing up for a 2023 shoot.

Arthur Fleck Strikes Back?

Puck News now shares that Todd Phillips is “getting pretty close on a Joker sequel.” There’s currently no release date attached, and it’s unclear if Joaquin Phoenix will return. It’s also worth noting that new Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav appears to be pretty high on Todd Phillips and the Joker film since he is reportedly courting the director to become an advisor on future DC films.

Here is the official synopsis for Joker:

Director Todd Phillips’ “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.

Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

Joker is available on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the potential sequel, Warner Bros. CEO David Zaslav’s plans for DC, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Puck News

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.