‘Joker’ Sequel A Go; Todd Phillips Posts Script Cover
Joaquin Phoenix Nearing Deal To Reprise Arthur Fleck
This has been building since before Toby Emmerich exited and Michael De Luca
and Pam Abdy took the reins at Warner Bros. Joaquin Phoenix hasn’t quite
signed a deal to reprise his role as the disturbed murderous anarchist Arthur Fleck in a sequel to the billion dollar grossing
but the film is a go. Director Todd Phillips revealed on Instagram that there’s a
he just wrote with Scott Silver and that Joaquin Phoenix, who won an Oscar for playing the title role,
is reading it. That isn’t quite true; Phoenix read it awhile ago,
and it has come down to making a rich deal for him to star in the genre-jumping sequel.
The screenplay is titled
Joker: Folie à deux
, the French reference being a medical term pertaining to a mental disorder which affects two or more people.