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Entertainment Joker Director Todd Phillips Has Responded To 'Joker 2' Rumours

16:40  22 november  2019
16:40  22 november  2019 Source:   esquire.co.uk

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Joker director Todd Phillips clears the air over a possible sequel, saying no deal is in place right now. Though the film was conceived as a standalone one-off, talk of a followup was going on in the weeks leading up to Joker 's theatrical premiere, with both Phillips and star Joaquin Phoenix indicating they

Joker director Todd Phillips and star Joaquin Phoenix have been talking about the idea of a sequel on and off the entire press run for the film, coming So it wasn’t shocking when yesterday, THR reported that Phillips was in talks to co-write and direct Joker 2 and that Phoenix was under contract

a person wearing a costume: Joker director Todd Phillips responds to conflicting reports of a sequel, after rumours said that he was in discussions to direct a second movie. © Warner Bros. Joker director Todd Phillips responds to conflicting reports of a sequel, after rumours said that he was in discussions to direct a second movie.

Joker director Todd Phillips has addressed the confusing and conflicting reports of a sequel.

On 20 November 20, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline published different pieces regarding the future of Joaquin Phoenix's Joker, following the movie's success at the box office.

The Hollywood Reporter said that a Joker sequel was in the works, with Phillips potentially directing again. Deadline later stated that the meeting between Phillips and Warner Bros about the DC movie universe never actually happened.

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Joker director Todd Phillips and star Joaquin Phoenix have been talking about the idea of a sequel on and off the entire press run for the film, coming around to the notion Phoenix even made his own posters for a Joker 2 during filming, so it sounds like the actor was keen on reprising his stunning role.

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Todd Phillips looking at the camera © Kevin Winter - Getty Images Todd Phillips

The Playlist asked Phillips to clarify the reports – and it's not looking like there are any plans set in stone for the time being.

"That was written about today, and I have to be honest, it came out of nowhere," said Phillips, discussing The Hollywood Reporter's story. "It referred to a meeting that was never had.

"I thought it was anticipatory at best. Obviously, sequels have been discussed when a movie that cost $60 million made $1 billion, but we have not had any serious conversations about it."

a person standing in front of a window: Joker, Joaquin Phoenix © Warner Bros. Joker, Joaquin Phoenix

Joker has been setting box office records since its release and has made more than $1 billion worldwide. All of which points to some sort of follow-up. Watch this space for updates.

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