Joker director Todd Phillips reveals sequel is in the works

The director shared a picture of a script to Instagram on Tuesday, as well as another with actor Joaquin Phoenix reading it.
Joker director Todd Phillips reveals sequel is in the works

By Mike Bedigan, PA Los Angeles Correspondent

Todd Phillips has revealed that a sequel to his 2019 Joker film is in the works.

The director shared a picture of a script to Instagram on Tuesday, as well as another with star of the original, Joaquin Phoenix, reading it.

The screenplay is titled Joker: Folie a deux, the French referencing a medical term relating to a mental disorder which affects two or more people.

Written by Phillips and Scott Silver, who also helped pen Joker, the script is dated May 18 2022.

The original film followed the life of the tortured wannabe comedian Arthur Fleck, whose feelings of being downtrodden by society ultimately transform him into the infamous criminal mastermind.

As well as Phoenix, who played the title role, the film’s cast included Robert De Niro and Zazie Beetz.

Joker Special Screening – London
Phillips shared a picture of a script to Instagram on Tuesday, as well as another with star of the original, Joaquin Phoenix (pictured), reading it (Ian West/PA)

The film was nominated for 11 Academy awards, winning Oscars for best original score and best actor for Phoenix.

The actor also won best actor accolades at the Baftas, the Critic’s Choice Awards (CCA), Golden Globes, and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards.

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