In May it was announced that Warner Bros. and DC had signed original co-writer and director Todd Phillips to write a sequel to The Joker from 2019, and now the movie’s lead has changed with that month old report.

During an interview with The Playlist to promote his role in Mike Mills’ new drama Cmon Cmon, Joaquin Phoenix has stated that while he is open to returning as the Joker, he is currently unsure is whether the project is in development or not.

“I mean, I don’t know. When we were shooting, we started – you know, uh, that’s an interesting guy. There are some things we could do and explore further with this guy. But do we actually do that? I don’t know. “

While Phoenix isn’t sure about the future of the project, it’s hard to imagine that Warner Bros. and DC won’t try to get a sequel off the ground after the original film won several Academy Awards and became the top grossing R-rated film of all time, earning over a billion dollars at the box office.

Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix (The Sisters Brothers), Robert De Niro (Goodfellas), Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2) , Bill Camp (Red Sparrow), Frances Conroy (American Horror Story), Brett Cullen (Narcos), Glenn Fleshler (Billions), Douglas Hodge (Penny Dreadful), Marc Maron (GLOW), Josh Pais (Motherless Brooklyn), Shea Whigham (Kong: Skull Island), Douglas Hodge (Robin Hood) and Dante Pereira-Olson (You Were Never Really Here).

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