It looks like the story of Arthur Fleck has not been fully told.
As spotted by Variety, Joker director Todd Phillips posted to Instagram the cover of the script for the sequel to the 2019 DC Comics film. He also included a shot of Joaquin Phoenix, who played Arthur Fleck/Joker in the film, reading the screenplay while sucking on a cigarette.
Phillips also shared the working title for the upcoming sequel, Joker: Folie à Deux, which was co-written by Scott Silver, his collaborator on the first film. To save you a trip to the dictionary (or Google), “Folie à Deux” can be translated as “shared madness,” a layman’s term for shared delusional disorder. Many only have already suggested that the sequel could introduce either Harley Quinn or Batman (whether he’s Bruce Wayne or not) into the film’s universe.
Joker was a major box office success when it hit theaters, grossing over $1 billion worldwide (an R-rated film record that is still unbroken). The film also earned 12 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Phoenix won the Oscar for Best Actor and Hildur Guðnadóttir won for Best Original Score.
Talks of a sequel to Joker have been happening since 2019 with Warner Bros. clearly wanting to make another $1 billion at the box office. With a script now written and Phoenix seemingly onboard for another turn as Arthur Fleck, all that needs to happen now is for Warner Bros. to give Phillips and his team the greenlight.
We’ll keep you posted on any further developments on Joker: Folie à Deux.
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