The Hangover trilogy's director Todd Phillips' 2019 movie The Joker, took the DC universe by storm. The standalone film took the Clown Prince of Crime and offered a new spin on the villain’s origin story that riveted audiences worldwide and earned several Oscar nominations, including a Best Actor win for Joaquin Phoenix. Throughout the movie, we see Arthur Fleck devolving into madness and crime, and his slow but steady transition into the Joker. By the end of the movie, it became clear that Joker was one of the most profitable comic book movies ever. The fans have been desperate for a sequel after witnessing the jaw-dropping movie. 

Joker 2 does not have an official greenlight just yet. While the sequel has been rumored to be in development for quite a while, Warner Bros. has yet to confirm the project. But according to certain reports, it seems that a sequel for Joker just cannot get a script together, and therefore it has been announced that production for the Joker sequel is halted until that can change. But if Warner Bros. happens to get a script, then filming Joker 2 will begin in 2023 and we can expect the movie to come out sometime around 2024 or later. A 2024 release would mean the sequel will be coming out five years after the first film, which also happens to match The Batman producers’ plans for their sequel.

2019's Joker was based on the DC Comics villain.  The film provided a potential origin story for the character. Set in 1981, it follows Arthur Fleck, a failed clown and aspiring standup comedian whose descent into insanity and nihilism inspires a violent counter-cultural revolution against the wealthy in a decaying Gotham City. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix as the titular character and also features Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Glenn Fleshler, and Marc Maron in supporting roles.