The sequel to ‘Joker’ would be “very close” with its director Todd Phillips already working on it
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Todd Phillips, director of ‘The Hangover’, ‘The Hangover’ and, of course, ‘Joker’, has become quite an ace in the sleeve for Warner Bros. In fact, the studio, which has always been more than happy with the result of the film starring Joaquin Phoenix, is so delighted with Phillips’ work who wants this filmmaker to be more involved in the DC Extended Universe.
Recently The Hollywood Reporter revealed that David Zaslav, the new head of Warner Bros. Discovery, plans to make many changes in the company’s film studios, which would affect all the cinematographic corners of it, among them, the one that corresponds to the adaptations of the DC comics. Thus Zaslav would have asked Phillips to have a greater role in DC projects and to be in charge of developing more productions. After this, Matthew Belloni, a journalist for Puck (via comicbookmovie.com, adds that the sequel to ‘Joker’ would also be “very close”.
It is not clear if that “very close” it means that Phillips is almost done with the script or if he really would be getting ready to start production, but the former seems more likely. Both Phillips and the star of it have expressed interest in further exploring the tragic story of Arthur Fleck, but beyond this They have not given specific data about the point where ‘Joker 2’ is exactly..
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