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    Good news for fans: 'Joker' sequel may happen with Joaquin Phoenix as the iconic DC villain

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    Todd Phillips is said to have proposed to develop a host of origins of other prominent DC characters.

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    Despite repeated denials, it seems Joaquin Phoenix is coming back as The Joker in another film.
    LOS ANGELES: Despite his repeated denials, it seems Joaquin Phoenix is coming back as The Joker in another film.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Todd Phillips, who directed the actor is billion-dollar blockbuster 'Joker', has started working on a sequel that will further explore the story of the iconic DC villain.

    Sources said the sequel to 'Joker' is "on the way" with Phillips returning as director. He will write the screenplay to the second part along with co-writer Scott Silver.

    The outlet reports that Phillips, buoyed by the opening weekend score of the film, approached Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich to pitch for a sequel.



    He is said to have proposed to develop a host of origins of other prominent DC characters.

    Both Phillips and Warner Bros have declined to comment at the moment.

    'Joker', which recently entered USD 1 billion club to become the highest-grossing R-rated film ever, is generating strong Oscar buzz for Phoenix.

    National Film Awards: Vicky Kaushal Shines; Ayushmann, 'Andhadhun' Win Big; Guj Film 'Hella...

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    Cheers To The Winners!

    After a three-month delay due to the model code of conduct that was in force during the General Elections, the 66th National Film Awards were announced on Friday. Following much deliberation, the juries presented the list of winners to Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar.

    Top winners of the awards that honour the Indian film industry marvels included films like 'Padmaavat', 'Andhadhun' and 'Uri: The Surgical Strike'.

    Another notable fact about this year's awards is that the Best Actor award was shared by two.

    Here's a round-up of who won what at this year's National Film Awards.


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