Warner Bros gives go-ahead for 'Joker' sequel with Joaquin Phoenix

Warner Bros gives go-ahead for 'Joker' sequel with Joaquin Phoenix

- Warner Bros has given the green light for a sequel to the Joker movie

- Joaquin Phoenix looks set to reprise his role as the iconic villain

- The director of the first film, Todd Phillip, confirmed the news to movie insiders

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Joker fans are in for a treat as Warner Bros has given the go-ahead for a sequel.

Film insiders were tipped that Joaquin Phoenix is likely to keep the role of the villain.

The first movie brought in a whopping billion dollars in box office sales, so it's no surprise studio executives are keen to produce a second instalment.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Todd Phillip, who directed the first film, met with Warner Bros and they agreed on a deal.

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Phoenix portrayed the Joker so well that he is a firm favourite for an Oscar nomination next year.

He told reporters at a film festival earlier this year that it was important for him to create his own version of the iconic character.

With greats like Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger having put their mark on the Joker before, Phoenix had some big shoes to fill.

He said, "What's interesting about this character is that everybody can interpret it however they want.

"Even with this film, I think the audience gets to interpret the character and what drives him, in a way that I think is unique for a lot of films, I mean it really asks the audience to participate, and I think that's interesting."

The film had a budget of only $60 million, but has managed to rake in over $1 billion.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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