Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Will Get a Sequel, Director Todd Phillips Confirms

Announcing a sequel to the hit 2019 film “Joker,” American director Todd Phillips took to Instagram on Wednesday to confirm the news that the movie is officially happening. He also revealed that he was moving forward with the script, while revealing the title of the sequel – ‘Joker: Folie a Deux’.

In the Instagram post, Phillips shared a cover page for the screenplay co-written with Scott Silver, who he collaborated with on the first film. Phillip’s post also features actor Joaquin Phoenix, who can be seen reading the script for “Joker 2,” with a cigarette in his mouth.


Phillips sat down with former Warner Bros. film chief Toby Emmerich after the release of “Joker” to discuss a likely sequel, Variety wrote. Meanwhile, the plot details of “Joker: Folie a Deux” have been kept under wraps. The title “Folie a Deux,” which means “shared delusional disorder,” alludes to how Arthur’s villainy might be embraced by the residents of the fictional city of Gotham.

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The famous and crazy Harley Quinn, who is Joker’s partner in crime, could also be part of the sequel. However, these are only speculations.

For the uninitiated, Todd’s “Joker” film depicts the life of Arthur Fleck, a struggling and failed comedian, played by Joaquin Phoenix, who is reframed as an anti-hero. He slowly takes on the characteristics of a DC villain, taking on the name Joker and inflicting horrific acts of violence.

The film garnered positive reviews from audiences and critics and grossed over $1 billion worldwide. The film was declared a blockbuster.

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“Joker” earned 12 Oscar nominations for best director, best picture and best adapted screenplay. Actor Joaquin Phoenix won the Best Actor award. The film also won a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

It also starred Zazie Beetz and Robert De Niro.

(With contributions from the agency)

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