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Seems that DC/Warners are still developing a Joker sequel

May 5th, 2021 by Marc Comments

While it’s not as if we’ve never reported that a sequel to 2019’s phenomenal Joker movie could be in the works (here), we’ve heard very little in the last year or so.

However, while it’s not much, in a new report from THR about the planned future of DC Movies on the big screen and how the upcoming Superman reboot will be a standalone outing (here) they mention that it’s not the only movie set outside the main DCEU that’s currently in production at Warners, listing Matt Reeves’ The Batman as one and the other? Well, Joker’s sequel.

Now, that’s not much, but it certainly seems to point to a sequel still being on the schedule at some stage – as director Todd Philips said in 2019: “When a movie does $1 billion and cost $60 million to make, of course it comes up.”

Now, sure Philips has  said he and star Joaquin Pheonix would be up for returning to the Batman villain’s story, he also commented in 2019 that: “There’s not a contract for us to even write a sequel, we’ve never approached Joaquin to be in a sequel.”

Of course a lot can change over time and I think it’s fair to say that many of us are excited to see where this story goes next… will we see Batman? Other DC villains? What’s the plan? whatever it is, we’re already excited for it.

What say you all?

Directed by Todd Phillips, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais and Shea Whigham.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….