From the one man who knows for sure.
Joker director Todd Phillips has addressed the reports of a sequel to the origin story being in the works – right now, it isn’t.
There have been a number of reports “confirming” a meeting between Phillips and Warner Bros. after The Hollywood Reporter shared an exclusive which said that the sequel to the billion-dollar grossing supervillain origin story was already in the works.
However, yesterday we reported that this wasn’t the case, after Deadline had spoken to inside sources that were adamant that THR’s story was just that – a story, and the supposed meeting between the director and the studio was entirely fictitious.
Now, Phillips himself has clarified the truth. The Playlist asked the director to clarify for fans which report is truth, and he explained that there are currently no official plans for a sequel.
“That was written about today, and I have to be honest, it came out of nowhere,” Phillips said of The Hollywood Reporter’s story. “It referred to a meeting that was never had.”
“I thought it was anticipatory at best. Obviously, sequels have been discussed when a movie that cost $60 million made $1 billion, but we have not had any serious conversations about it.”
This is obviously a disappointment for many fans, however it doesn’t rule out the possibility in the future. Now, we wait.