How 'bout another joke?
Proving there's always one more last laugh to be had, filmmaker Todd Phillips revealed in an Instagram post that another Joker movie is in the works, sharing the screenplay's cover page—revealing its current title—along with a black-and-white photo of Joaquin Phoenix reading said script.
The title? Joker: Folie à Deux, which literally translates from French to "madness for two." Also known as Shared Psychotic Disorder, folie à deux is a rare psychiatric syndrome in which delusions are shared by two or more people. Like the first film, the script is credited to Scott Silver and Phillips.
No further details were provided, nor has Warner Bros. confirmed that Phoenix will reprise his role as aspiring comedian-turned-Clown Prince of Crime Arthur Fleck in the follow-up. But Phillips' inclusion of a photo of the actor mid-script read is good indication that he will once again don the clown makeup. We still live in a society, after all.
Joker premiered in 2019 and became the most Oscar-nominated comic book movie of all time, earning 11 total nominations including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. The movie ultimately won two, with Hildur Guðnadóttir winning Best Original Score and Phoenix taking home Best Actor.