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Joaquin Phoenix and Todd Phillips to return for Joker sequel
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Joaquin Phoenix and Todd Phillips to return for Joker sequel

A sequel to Joker is on the way. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, star Joaquin Phoenix and director Todd Phillips are now firming up deals to return for a sequel. 

Joker traced the origins of the iconic Batman villain and followed Phoenix's Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comedian in Gotham City who is driven insane and becomes a psychopathic murderer. 

It has now grossed over $1 billion at the box office from a budget of between $60 and $70 million. 

Phillips and Scott Silver, who penned the Joker screenplay, will also return to write the follow-up. 

The report goes on to say that Phillips will earn up to $100 million from the film, after deferring his upfront salary in exchange for a percentage of the film's profits. 

The film is available to pre-order here from hmv's online store. 

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