“Joker” hasn’t even hit theatres yet, but there is already buzz about a potential sequel.
During a recent interview, Todd Phillips revealed that both he and Joaquin Phoenix have already discussed ideas for a potential follow-up while they were shooting the DC film.
“Well, I don’t think we’re gonna make a second one. That’s just not in our plans. But for fun, have me and Joaquin bounced around ideas? We were doing it when we were shooting, because that’s what you do sometimes,” the director was quoted as saying.
Never say never right? Phoenix previously turned down the opportunity of joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Doctor Strange because he didn’t want to be tied up in a multi-picture contract. Even getting the 44-year-old actor onboard for this project took a whole lot of convincing.
On whether they would collaborate again in the future, Phillips commented, “I would do anything with Joaquin, any day of the week. There’s nobody like him. If he was willing to do it, and if people show up to this movie, and Warners came to us and said, ‘You know what? If you guys could think of something…’ Well, I have a feeling that he and I could think of something pretty cool.”
He later clarified his quote during a Los Angeles screening, saying, “The quote was, ‘I will do anything Joaquin wants to do’. And I would. But the movie’s not set up to (have) a sequel. We always pitched it as one movie, and that’s it.”
Source: Comic Book.