Attention “Joker” fans: Director Todd Phillips has announced a second part. Will Joaquin Phoenix return?

The Oscar-winning “Joker” gets a sequel: Director Todd Phillips (51) announced a second part of the 2019 film on Instagram. He posted a photo that apparently shows the cover of the script. On a red background are the words: “Joker Folie à Deux, written by Scott Silver and Todd Phillips”. The two were already responsible for the screenplay of the first part. “Folie à deux” is the expression for a common psychotic disorder. Close people develop common delusional ideas.

Will Joaquin Phoenix reprise his role as the Joker?

Another photo of the post should also put the fans in ecstasy: In the black and white picture, Joaquin Phoenix (47) can be seen on a couch engrossed in the script, and he smokes a cigarette. So it stands to reason that the actor could slip into the title role of the psycho clown again. In 2020, the “Joker” brought him the Oscar for “Best Actor”. The role had demanded a lot from him: Phoenix lost 24 kilograms of body weight and prepared meticulously. This had an impact on his own psyche, as he explained at the 2019 Venice Film Festival: “You start to go crazy.”