Todd Phillips Would Be Open to 'Joker' Sequel if Joaquin Phoenix is on Board

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02:  Todd Phillips speaks onstage at CinemaCon 2019 Warner Bros. Pictures Invites You to “The Big Picture”, an Exclusive Presentation of its Upcoming Slate at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 2, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for CinemaCon)
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Joker isn't even out yet and already director Todd Phillips is talking about a sequel. In an interview with Total Film Magazine, as reported by, the director said he would only do it if star Joaquin Phoenix was also down.

“One thing I will tell you: I would do anything with Joaquin, any day of the week. There’s nobody like him,” Philips said. “If he was willing to do it, and if people show up to this movie, and Warners came to us and said, ‘You know what? If you guys could think of something…’ Well, I have a feeling that he and I could think of something pretty cool.”

Phoenix has yet to speak on a potential sequel, but we guess Warner Bros. will have to wait and see how well the first film does in order to even gauge the possibility. Joker opens in theaters on Oct. 4 of this year.