Director Todd Phillips has taken to Instagram tonight to update on the progress of his sequel to the 2019 hit Joker, revealing that Joker: Folie à Deux is the current title of the script.
Phillips has shared the cover page for the sequel’s script, which he wrote alongside Scott Silver. A second image shows returning star Joaquin Phoenix reading the script.
Joker was also written by Todd Phillips and Scott Silver, and of course starred Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, the man who ends up becoming DC’s iconic villain.
In Joker, which won two Academy Awards in 2020, “A mentally troubled stand-up comedian embarks on a downward spiral that leads to the creation of an iconic villain.”
The bold new take on the classic villain laughed its way to over $1 billion at the worldwide box office, all but ensuring that we hadn’t seen the last of Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck.
“Folie à Deux,” for what it’s worth, is the term meaning “shared psychosis” or “shared delusional disorder,” which could suggest something about the storyline at play here.
Will Joker be joined this time by Harley Quinn, perhaps…?
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