A sequel to the 2019 Joker film has now been confirmed to be in the works, through its director Todd Phillips.

Phillips shared a picture of a script on Instagram on Tuesday (June 7), as well as another with the star of the original, Joaquin Phoenix, reading it.

The screenplay is titled Joker: Folie a deux, with the French referencing a medical term relating to a mental disorder which affects two or more people.

Written by Phillips and Scott Silver, who also helped pen Joker, the script is dated May 18 2022.

The original film followed the life of the tortured wannabe comedian Arthur Fleck, whose feelings of being downtrodden by society ultimately transform him into the infamous criminal mastermind.

It was an enormous success at the time of release, grossing over $1billion on just a £55-70million budget, making it the most profitable comic book related film ever according to Indiewire.

Alongside that was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, winning Oscars for best original score and best actor for Phoenix.

Phoenix also won best actor accolades at the Baftas, the Critic’s Choice Awards (CCA), Golden Globes, and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards.