Ever since the release of Joker in 2019, fans have wanted more of the DC’s villainous character. How rare is it for a villain to gain such massive fandom? Joker plays an important role in Batman movies, he is the biggest foe of Batman. Most of the credit goes to Joaquin Phoenix who portrayed the character on screen with such finesse that the makers have decided to gift the audience with a sequel titled, Joker: Folie à Deux. I will hopefully learn the correct pronunciation before the Joker 2 release date but till then here is all you need to know about the new Joker movie.
Joker: Folie à Deux Release Date. When will Joker 2 Hit the Theatres?
With the shooting for the new Joker movie completed before time, Warner Bros announced that Joker: Folie à Deux will have its theatrical release on 4 October 2024.
After Phoenix won the much-deserved Oscar for Joker it looked like the end of it. A supervillain movie with an amazing actor that goes viral and earns recognition but what beyond that? And this question has made us even more restless as the bar of expectations is sky-high.
The Cast of Joker 2. Who Will Star in Joker: Folie à Deux?
Joaquin Phoenix reprising his role for Joker Folie à Deux has got us more than excited. But you know what has got me screaming and running and maybe banging my head against a wall level of excitement? LADY GAGA! Lady Gaga will play Harley Quinn, the love interest of Joker.
The makers took to social media to share a glimpse of the actors sharing a screen on the occasion of Valentine’s Day. (Don’t tell my therapist I am shipping this toxic couple. But hey, can you blame me?)
Fans are used to seeing Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and the character is credited as one of Margot Robbie’s best performances. But since Joker Folie à Deux does not clash with any other DC movie’s timeline you can enjoy Lady Gaga’s performance as a standalone.
When asked about Lady Gaga’s casting as Harley Quinn in Joker 2, Margot stated, “It’s such an honor to have built a foundation strong enough that Harley can now be one of those characters that other actors get to have a go at playing, and I think she’ll do something incredible with it.”
It is still not confirmed if we will see Bruce Wayne in the story but Zazie Beetz’s character of Sophie will make a comeback. Other Joker cast that have been confirmed include, Harry Lawtey, Catherine Keener, Jacob Lofland, and Brendon Gleeson.
Is Joker: Folie à Deux a Musical?
With the anticipation around the new Joker movie building up, let us remind you this is in no way like the other superhero movies of these times. The Joaquin Phoenix Joker sequel (Joker 2) is going to be a full-blown musical. Now Lady Gaga’s starring as Harley Quinn makes so much sense, right?
Todd Philip was not playing when he announced the sequel for Joker. By the look of it, Joker: Folie à Deux seems fully prepared to grab some Oscars and Grammys already. With Grammy winner and Oscar winner actors in the lead, there is no room for doubt for a powerful performance. Let’s just wait and watch how our toxic couple plays the beat in this musical movie.
Joker 2 Trailer
Since the new Joker movie is set to release next year it might be too early for a trailer release. The trailer for Joker: Folie à Deux has not been released yet but stay tuned for further updates on the movie. But check out this impressive animated short teaser shared by Lady Gaga on her Twitter.
Joker: Folie à Deux— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 4, 2022
We are expecting the trailer release of Joker 2 by the middle of next year.
Joker 2 Expected Plot. What Will Happen in Joker: Folie à Deux?
Joker 2 is expected to follow Arthur Fleck’s life in the Arkham Asylum where he was admitted by the end of Joker. As far as we know right now, Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn is a fellow patient at the asylum, something we have never seen in the DC movies till now.
Not much is known about the movie right now, but as the title suggests we are guessing the duo will share a bond based on their mental illness. Folie à Deux means “delusion or mental illness shared by two people in close association.”
Since the news of the early wrap-up of Joker: Folie à Deux fans have been curious for more updates on the movie and the excitement is fully justified. The 2019 movie Joker impressed the audience and critics to the extent that it is hard to imagine another movie to even match the bar. Hence the pressure is on for the cast and crew of Joker 2. Till then stay tuned for further updates on the movie.