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.