After months of multiple praises, media controversies and a shocking run at the box office, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that both director Todd Phillip and actor Joaquín Phoenix are set to reprise their respective roles for a sequel production to the global hit Joker.
Sources of THR stated that Warner Bros. had already established some ideas for future sequels for the Batman villain, with Phoenix following the role of Arthur Fleck.
At the same time, Phillip sat down with WB Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich to try and propose the idea of “the rights to develop a portfolio of DC characters’ origin stories”, but Emmerich declined. Thankfully, he’s been given another chance to stay on the director’s seat for the sequel of the Clown Prince of Crime.
The news might not be a surprise for fans as the DC film recently crossed the $1 Billion mark worldwide, making it the highest grossing R-rated film of all times. What makes this theater run stand among the crowd is the fact that the global box offices are from everywhere EXCEPT China, which has yet to release to this day. The film is considered as one of the most profitable comic book movies of all times.
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