A sequel to the new Joker film is not happening, yet.
Earlier today The Hollywood Reporter stated that Warner Bros. had officially signed off on Joker 2. Now, Deadline reports that this is false, writing “at this point there are no deals for a sequel, nor even any negotiations”.
As Deadline reports, no one is saying a Joker sequel won’t happen someday. But multiple sources said nothing has happened yet and that Phillips and co-writer Scott Silver have made no real moves to draft the further dark rise of Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck character, or even to make a deal to do that.
The DC origin story, released in October, recently became the most profitable comic book movie ever as well as highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time.