Todd Phillips has re-confirmed that no sequel to Joker is in the works, but says he thinks Warner Bros. is giving him time to think over how to approach one.
Speaking to the IGN UK Podcast, Phillips was asked if, after the huge response to the now-debunked reports that a sequel had been confirmed, Warner Bros. had begun pushing for one:
“Well there was
even before Joker came out. A movie does that kind of business and became that beloved around the world – they had talked to us about it. Joaquin and I had spoken about it anyway as far back as when we were shooting the movie. But in all honesty we haven’t gone any further on it. Even Warner Bros. hasn’t. I think they’re just giving us time, and if we can figure it out, and if Joaquin’s down to do it, we would do it. But we haven’t gotten near that yet.”