'Joker' Sequel in the Works After Massive Box Office Success!

Brenda Watkins
November 20, 2019

He would also potentially write the script alongside Scott Silver, who co-wrote the first Joker movie. On the domestic box office, the film earned a total of $340 million and it made $820 million overseas.

A sequel to the hit film Joker is reportedly in the works after the first movie from director Todd Phillips proved to be a critical and box office success. "Joaquin and I would constantly talk about a sequel on set", the said.

Joker offers a new take on the origin story of the rise of Batman's maniacal arch-enemy, painting a dark portrayal of a would-be stand-up comedian's descent into madness. If Fleck escapes from Arkham Asylum, where does he go, and what does he want?

Additionally, the film ended with the murders of Bruce Wayne's parents, so the proto-Batman could maybe feature in his teenage years.

What will Joker 2 be about?

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Nevertheless, Joker could possibly still get there depending on how it does over the next few weeks.

The news comes after in an interview with the LA Times last week, Phillips suggested he has changed his mind. But its $60 million budget is far less than those previous films, so it is nearly assured of generating profits of more than $500 million (Warners has a 50 percent stake, while Village Roadshow and Bron Studios each have 25 percent). We'll also be able to expect Wonder Woman 1984 from director Patty Jenkins on June 5, 2020.

No doubt both blockbuster sequels, although not R-rated, would have been formidable competition for Joker. "That's a big departure from Phillips" original experience pitching his gritty, standalone takes on DC heroes, which he described back in August when he divulged that he'd suggested the creation of something called DC Black, a label at Warner Bros. specifically used to test out alternate takes on famous comic characters.

Joker is out now.

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