Todd Phillips Reaches Deal to Co-Write 'Joker' Sequel: Report

Todd Phillips Reaches Deal to Co-Write 'Joker' Sequel: Report
As one of the last relics of the pre-COVID movie era, Todd Phillips' Joker raked in some serious cash. Though it was initially conceived as a one-and-done movie, rumours of a sequel have been swirling ever since. Now, we have the most compelling evidence that another film is coming via Phillips' lawyer.

The tidbit was buried in a new feature in The Hollywood Reporter that spoke with various lawyers. In it, Warren Dern of Sloane Offer Weber & Dern revealed that Phillips signed a deal to co-write the next film in the franchise.

Previously, rumours circulated that Warner Bros. had offered star Joaquin Phoenix $50 million USD to reprise the role, for which he had won an Academy Award.

"Well, a movie doesn't make a billion dollars and they don't talk about a sequel," Phillips had previously told IndieWire. "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."

At this point, though, we'll have to just stay tuned to see how this all plays out.

Read Exclaim!'s review of Joker.