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Hidden with a feature about the most powerful lawyers in Hollywood, it has been revealed that Todd Phillips has signed on co-write a second Joker film.

The Hollywood Reporter ran a feature on Hollywood’s Most Powerful Lawyers, within the blurb for Todd Phillips’ lawyer was the revelation that he “struck a deal to co-write the next Joker installment.”

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Client Zack Snyder is back in action with his Justice League cut on HBO Max and the Netflix zombie flick Army of the Dead. Todd Phillips struck a deal to co-write the next Joker installment, while Amy Poehler is booming in the DIY space with Making It and planned spinoff Backing It. Paul Feig is directing the star-packed School for Good and Evil at Netflix, while J.A. Bayona has begun shooting Amazon’s high-profile Lord of the Rings series.

We feel due to the nature of this piece that not too much can be read into the word “installment.” It could be a stand-in for “sequel,” or it could mean the films could be an anthology. We simply don’t know at this point. But what we do know is that some form of second Joker film is on the way.

Considering Joker won multiple awards, and took in over $1 billion at the box office, it is not at all surprising that Warner Bros. wants another film starring the Clown Prince of Crime.

We’ll be keeping a close eye out for more information.