Todd Phillips Originally Pitched "A Whole Label" Of DC Films But WB Only Chose To Move Forward With 'Joker'

Last night, Todd Phillips finally cleared the air regarding the huge story that Warner Bros. had decided to move forward with a sequel to “Joker.” After that initial story, contradictory reports started to pop up, casting doubt on whether or not WB was actually working on a new film with Phillips, but last night, after a special screening of the film, the filmmaker finally set the record straight.

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According to a new interview with IndieWire, the original report of a sequel was a bit backward. You see, Phillips wasn’t pitching a whole slate of origin stories based on the success of “Joker.” The filmmaker pitched WB about a whole slate of films before “Joker” and the studio was only willing to commit to the 2019 film.

“When I pitched them ‘Joker,’ it wasn’t a movie, it was, let’s do a whole label,” Phillips said. “They shut that down quickly and I get it. Who am I to walk in and start a label at a film studio? But they said, let’s do this one.”

Earlier today, we reported that Phillips said that he’s aware that WB is interested in the idea of a sequel, considering “Joker” has made over $1 billion, but there haven’t been any serious discussions, yet. And it appears that if its true that the filmmaker has more in mind than just one sequel, but a “whole label,” then maybe we’ll be hearing about plans bigger than just “Joker 2.”

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However, any official development is still not in the cards, as Phillips confirmed that a script for a sequel isn’t even being worked on now. So, fans will just have to be a bit more patient about the future of the franchise. One thing is for sure, however — Todd Phillips and Warner Bros. will be sitting down in the future. It’s just a matter of whether or not anything will come of that.