The first film to cross the $1 billion mark could be getting a sequel.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a Joker sequel is in the works, with director Todd Phillips looking to extend his DC characters’ origin movies portfolio. Phillips reportedly is set to re-team with the film’s star Joaquin Phoenix on a follow-up to the original.
Joker is the fourth DC title to cross $1 billion mark following 2018’s Aquaman with $1.15 billion, 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises with $1.08 billion, and 2008’s The Dark Knight $1 billion.
The story was first published by THR on Wednesday. Warner Bros. has yet to comment on the report.
Warner Bros. also has Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman 1984, Matt Reeves’ The Batman, James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, Dwayne Johnson starring in Black Adam, and an Aquaman sequel in the works.