This is why 2019's Joker directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix needs a sequel. Is this the last laugh for Joaquin Phoenix or are we just building to the punchline? Prior to the release of “Joker” Phillips seemed disinterested in producing a follow-up stating “We have no plan for a sequel.” Phillips proceeded to say “We made this movie I pitched it to Warner Bros. as one movie. It exists in its own world. That’s it.” Much like “Taxi Driver” “Requiem for a Dream” and “A Clockwork Orange” many would agree that “Joker” works better as a self-contained story. Join WatchMojo as we break down why it may be a missed opportunity if we never see this incarnation of the Joker again — and why Joker needs a sequel.