Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ sequel confirmed by Todd Phillips, Oscar winner reads new script


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This has been constructing since earlier than Toby Emmerich exited and Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy took the reins at Warner Bros. Joaquin Phoenix hasn’t fairly signed a deal to reprise his function because the disturbed murderous anarchist Arthur Fleck in a sequel to the billion greenback grossing “Joker,” however the movie is a go. 

Director Todd Phillips revealed on Instagram that there’s a “Joker” sequel script he simply wrote with Scott Silver and that Phoenix, who gained an Oscar for taking part in the title function, is studying it. That isn’t fairly true; Phoenix learn it awhile in the past, and it has come down to creating a wealthy deal for him to star within the genre-jumping sequel.

The screenplay is titled “Joker: Folie à deux,” the French reference being a medical time period pertaining to a psychological dysfunction that impacts two or extra folks.

Joaquin Phoenix, winner of Best Actor Oscar for

Joaquin Phoenix, winner of Finest Actor Oscar for “Joker,” poses throughout the 92nd Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 9, 2020, in Hollywood, California.
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The primary “Joker” was the best grossing R-rated film of all-time with $1.07 billion worldwide, and notched 11 Oscar nominations, together with Finest Image, and a second Oscar win for Hildur Guðnadóttir’s authentic rating.

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The firing up of a “Joker” sequel will profit De Luca and Abdy, who’ll run the studio and briefly DC for Warner Discovery CEO David Zaslav. De Luca and Abdy are overseeing DC within the interim following Emmerich’s departure as Zaslav appears to be like for an govt to run it throughout all mediums. 

The movement image aspect of DC has been overseen throughout the Emmerich period by Walter Hamada, who was accountable for getting “The Batman” spinoff HBO Max collection based mostly on Colin Farrell’s the Penguin within the works, in addition to “The Suicide Squad” spinoff “Peacemaker,” with that movie’s director and author James Gunn behind the wheel. 

Joaquin Phoenix attends the premiere of Warner Bros.'

Joaquin Phoenix attends the premiere of Warner Bros.’ “Joker” on Sept. 28, 2019, in Hollywood.
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Just like how Marvel has created a brand new universe that interweaves between its films and streaming collection, an identical mannequin is already in movement at Warner Bros. with its DC movie properties. “The Batman” is the second highest grossing film of the 12 months to this point with $770.3M and a sequel was introduced by Emmerich and Reeves at CinemaCon in April.

Director Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix of ‘The Joker’ walk the red carpet ahead of the closing ceremony of the 76th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on Sept. 7, 2019, in Venice, Italy.

Director Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix of ‘The Joker’ stroll the crimson carpet forward of the closing ceremony of the 76th Venice Movie Competition at Sala Grande on Sept. 7, 2019, in Venice, Italy.
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Additionally upcoming on the DC aspect for Warners is the Dwayne Johnson-starrer “Black Adam” in October, “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” at Christmas, and subsequent 12 months’s “The Flash” (although Ezra Miller’s odd habits leaves a query mark) and “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.”

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