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The Joker 2 Is Confirmed The Director Reveals The Working Title And Phoenix Returns

With an image of the cover and Joaquin Phoenix reading the text, director Todd Phillips reveals that a Joker 2 script has been written.

The Joker ensemble includes Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, and Marc Maron, in addition to Phoenix. The film, co-written and directed by Todd Phillips of The Hangover, earned mixed-to-positive reviews from critics but was well-liked by viewers and was a box office triumph, becoming the first R-rated picture to gross more than $1 billion worldwide. Joker 2 rumors have floated in the years since the first film's release, and now fans of the original are getting some exciting news.

Todd Phillips posted to Instagram with the first significant Joker 2 update, amid speculations that the sequel is gaining forward at the studio. The filmmaker tweeted a photo of the upcoming film's script cover as well as star Joaquin Phoenix reading the current iteration of the screenplay. Check out Phillips' surprise below:

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Phillips' confirmation of Joker 2 comes just days after a source stated that the filmmaker was close to completing the sequel, after Michael De Luca's appointment as chairman of Warner Bros. with fellow former MGM executive Pamela Abdy. Though the original Joker failed to impress reviewers, it was the surprise smash of 2019, grossing over $1 billion at the movie office and leading the 92nd Academy Awards with 11 nominations, including Best Picture, Director, and Adapted Screenplay. The Joker was mainly ignored during the award event by Bong Joon-Parasite, ho's however Phoenix and Hildur Gunadóttir won Best Actor and Best Original Score, respectively.

The release of the Joker 2 screenplay coincides with a number of interesting news regarding the sequel, including the return of Phoenix as the titular character and co-writer Scott Silver. Furthermore, the script's subtitle "Folie à Deux," which roughly translates to "madness for two" and is a mental condition affecting two or more persons, appears to hint to the potential of several Jokers appearing in the picture. Willem Dafoe has pitched a tale in which a copycat Joker faces out against Phoenix's, to which many audiences have responded enthusiastically.

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