Todd Phillips Wants Batman Film Set in His “Joker” World

Joaquin Phoenix in "Joker."

Todd Phillips wants a Batman movie set in his Gotham City after all. 

Despite saying that his film does not exist within Warner Bros’ larger DC Extended Universe and would definitely not cross over with the upcoming The Batman from Matt Reeves, the Joker helmer would like to see a project that tackles Batman within the Joker universe.

“It’s a beautiful Gotham. What I would like to see someone tackle is what Batman looks like from that Gotham,” Joker helmer Todd Phillips told Variety at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. “I’m not saying I’m going to do that. What was interesting to me about the inclusion of Batman in our movie was, ‘What kind of Batman does that Gotham make?’ That’s all I meant by that.”

Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix was the fourth of Warner Bros’ DC Comics films to hit the $1 billion mark.