Joker 2: Joaquin Phoenix Sequel "Getting Pretty Close" - According to a New Report

At all until a Joker sequel enters earnest development. In a report looking at the corporate shuffling at Warner Bros

Discovery, it's said the studio is "getting pretty close" to greenlighting Todd Phillips' follow-up

The report itself comes from insider Matthew Belloni of Puck News, who suggests new Warner CEO David Zaslav is all-in on Phillips

Earlier this month, other reports suggested Warners Brothers was looking for Phillips' guidance with a bigger role within DC Films

The Joaquin Phoenix-starring origin story ended up as the Clown Prince of the box office, grossing a whopping $1.074 billion worldwide

As recently as last October, Phoenix played coy in regards to a follow up, saying they tossed around ideas while filming the first movie

"I mean, I dunno. From when we were shooting, we started to —you know, uhh, this is an interesting guy," Phoenix told The Playlis