Although it is likely to happen, there is no deal as of yet for The Joker sequel, although reports emerged today there is.
Deadline have shared news that although the billion dollar grossing film will most likely get its sequel, there isn’t a deal in place just yet nor any negotiations with director Todd Phillips or co-writer Scott Silver.
Those sources add that the linchpin of today’s THR story — that a week after Joker‘s opening, Phillips met with Warner Bros film chief Toby Emmerich to pitch a portfolio of DC character origin stories — is as flat false as earlier stories that Martin Scorsese contemplated directing the first Joker (Scorsese was originally going to be a producer, but dropped out because of his crowded schedule). Multiple sources said no such October 7 meeting between Phillips and Emmerich occurred, and that Phillips hasn’t even considered overseeing other DC character films. That would be in keeping with Phillips’s track record of being selective: after The Hangover began breaking records for R rated films, he did not seek to turn his company into a comedy factory.
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