Joker hit the theaters on October 4th, along with many good reviews that followed the release. It even took many as a surprise when the film became the most profitable comic book movie. Todd Phillips even celebrated the $1billion Box Office on Instagram a few days ago.
A lot of rumors made its way online and talked about a sequel making its way to the table. Although, Todd Phillips sat down with IndieWire and told a whole different story. THR reporter that Warner Bros. is moving forward with a sequel of Joker, while Deadline said there was no plans made for a sequel.
This is what Todd Phillips had to say to IndieWire:
“Well, a movie doesn’t make a billion dollars and they don’t talk about a sequel,” Phillips said. “Joaquin and I have publicly said we’ve been talking about a sequel since week two of shooting because it’s a fun thing to talk about. But the [THR] article was referring to other things than that that were just frankly untrue. I don’t know how it gets started if it’s some assistant trying to gain street cred with a writer.”
He continued on in the interview and said they never thought of the Joaquin Phoenix being in a Joker sequel.
“Here’s the real truth about a sequel. While Joaquin and I have talked about it, and while touring the world with Warner Bros executives — going to Toronto, and Venice, and other places — of course, we’re sitting at dinner and they’re saying, ‘So, have you thought about…?’ But, talking about contracts, there’s not a contract for us to even write a sequel, we’ve never approached Joaquin to be in a sequel. Will that happen? Again, I just think the article was anticipatory at best.”
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Joker is out in theaters now. Check out our review!