After Joker earned a $1 billion at the box office, what was meant to be a one-off is now getting the sequel treatment from director and co-writer Todd Phillips. There are also potential plans for spinoffs, depending on which trade publication you believe.
UPDATE: Deadline reports that The Hollywood Reporter may have jumped the gun with their exclusive story regarding Joker 2 plans and Todd Phillips’ pitch for more DC characters getting an origin story. Read what Deadline has to say below:
“Those sources add that the linchpin of today’s THR story — that a week after Joker‘s opening, Phillips met with Warner Bros film chief Toby Emmerich to pitch a portfolio of DC character origin stories” — is false. According to Deadline‘s sources, that meeting never happened. Also, Phillips has not even considered overseeing other films based on DC characters.
Source: No Film School