Ben Affleck is in talks to return as "The Accountant," and excited fans have been so busy adding title suggestions, the sequel is already in the red from pun overages.

According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is now putting together "The Accountant 2," with star Affleck, director Gavin O'Connor, screenwriter Bill Dubuque, and producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Mark Williams in talks to return. It's not clear yet if Jon Bernthal will also return, but Deadline thinks it's "likely," once they "work out the beats of the story."

The 2016 action drama -- which also starred Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jeffrey Tambor, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, John Lithgow, and Jean Smart -- got mostly positive reviews and made about $155 million worldwide off a reported $44 million budget.

"The Accountant" is not the most obvious candidate for a sequel, although the story certainly left room for one. Fans seemed pleasantly surprised by the news, on the whole, and went straight to work offering punny reactions:

Terrible! All of you should be proud ashamed of how perfect awful those are.

LaineyGossip offered these options as well:

"The Accountant 2: Red Ledger
The Accountant 2: Trial Balance
The Accountant 2: Payable Payback
Math-Man Returns

If this movie doesn't have a ludicrous subtitle, I will be SO disappointed."

We'll have to wait and see what they do decide to go with, assuming things add up well between the script and the actors and the schedules and everything else.

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The Accountant
R2016
Based on 45 critics

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a mathematics savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Using... Read More

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