"Joker" has grossed over $ 930 million worldwide, which means it's probably inevitable for Warner Bros.
Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix have gone back and forth on the idea of a "Joker "Sequel, but a followup movie is unquestionably on Warner Bros." minds now that the original has grossed over $ 930 million worldwide and could be headed above the $ 1 billion mark. Phoenix confirmed in a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times part of the "Joker" role that it was a "one-off" and it would not bind him to a years-long franchise.
"I about that, you do not really care about that, "Phoenix said. [Partofthewholeattractiontome[of ‘Joker’] what there was no expectation. I did not sign a deal to do [more movies]. It was a one-off. "
And yet, Phoenix says the idea of sequel did not take long to manifest. "Long before the release or before we had any idea if it would be successful, we talked about sequels," Phoenix said. "In the second or third week of shooting, I was like," Todd, can you start working on a sequel? There's way too much to explore. "
Phoenix said that he would not just do a sequel just because the first movie is successful "But if an exciting idea could be crafted then he would reprise the role. During the production of "Joker," Phoenix asked if he could shoot him in character so they could create mock sequel posters in a "tongue-in-cheek" attempt to show director Todd Phillip's the possibility of another movie.