Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix Are Open for a ‘Joker’ Sequel
Monday, January 13, 2020
The director even discloses themes he’d like to explore.
During Deadline’s recent The Contenders New York award-season event, Joker director Todd Phillips said he was willing to create a sequel to the acclaimed film alongside star Joaquin Phoenix.
“When a movie does $1 billion and cost $60 million to make, of course it comes up,” he laughed. “But Joaquin and I haven’t really decided on it. We’re open. I mean, I’d love to work with him on anything, quite frankly. So who knows? But it would have to have a real thematic resonance the way this one did, ultimately being about childhood trauma and the lack of love, and the loss of empathy. All those things are really what made this movie work for us, so we’d have to have something that had an equal thematic resonance.”
This comes after reports surfaced of Warner Bros. approving a follow-up film, which made Phillips come out and refute the rumors.
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