Joker Sequel Is in the Works With Director Todd Phillips


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WARNER BROS.

It’s rumored he’ll also be developing another villain origin story movie for DC.

By: Josh St Clair/Men’s Health

In an interview with Vanity Fair last month, former bro-comedy director, Todd Phillips ( The Hangover, Old School )  recounted his rationale for pitching the R-rated, anti-superhere, CGI-free hole of nikillism, Joker,  to Warner Bros.  “Woke ” Hollywood.  “go try to be funny nowadays with this woke culture, ” Phillips explained .  “Fuck this shit, because I don’t want to offend you.” Phillips’ solution to his perceived comedy blockade: “let’s take the comic book movie universe and turn it on its head.”

Now with over a billion dollars in box office sales, Phillips and screenwriter Scot Silber are rumored to reprise their respective roles for another Joker film. And, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Phillips is looking to continue his comic universe head-turning by adapting even more DC villain origin stories.

Philips, in fact, was rumored to have left his October meeting with Warner Bros. having secured rights to at least one of those DC origin stories. While Bruce Wayne had figured peripherally into the Joker film, it’s unlikely that Phillips will stay in the Batman universe; Batman’s origin story, instead, will be rehashed in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson. Could Joker and The Batman be connected? That remains to be seen.

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WARNER BROS.
Still, that leaves open dozens of potential DC property to be mined.  ( A Lex Luthor origin
story, perhaps?)  And with the Joker fast-becoming one of DC’s most profitable films
since Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, chances are Warner Bros (which owns all
DC intellectual property) will grant Phillips a few more characters.
The return of the Joker would also mean the return of lead actor Joaquin Phoenix,
almost a clown shoe-in for a Best Actor Oscar nomination.  Given Phoenix’s anticipated
accolades and Joker’s massive box office take in, whatever character Phillips chooses to
adopt next, there will be no shortage of top actors vying for the part.  Oh, does it pay to
bad .

Published by CityFella

Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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