‘Joker’ Sequel Is A Go As Todd Phillips Reveals Working Title, Joaquin Phoenix To Return

Was there ever any doubt the Clown Prince of Crime would return? Released in 2019, Todd Phillips’ Joker was a critical darling, winning the Golden Lion at Venice and earning Joaquin Phoenix the Oscar for Best Actor, while also breaking $1B at the box office. A sequel was inevitable despite Phillips pretending it wasn’t a certainty. And well, today is the day that Joker 2 has been confirmed.

Phillips took to Instagram where he revealed the script which he is once again co-writing with Scott Silver. As for the working title, it’s Joker: Folie à Deux, which means “madness for two” loosely translated. Also included was an image of Phoenix reading the screenplay, so obviously he is coming back.


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The working title suggests Joker might’ve found someone with a similar madness to his own. Perhaps a family member? Or a lover? Before you start getting ideas of a possible Joker/Harley Quinn romance, it’s not expected that we’ll see any DCEU connections. Then again, who knows? Things are all cattywompus since Warner Bros. Discovery became a thing.

What do you think? Are you happy that Joker is getting a sequel? Who would you like to see in it?

Travis Hopson
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