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What we know about Joker 2 so far

What we know about Joker 2 so far

Zaterdag 17 september 2022 at 09:31, by Martin Macdonald
What we know about Joker 2 so far

Joker proved to be a critical and commercial success as fans flocked to see a fresh incarnation of the most famous villain in comic book history.

Directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix, the latter won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Arthur Fleck, whose fight against poverty and the elite of Gotham City saw him develop into the Joker.

On a budget of $70 million, it earned an astonishing $1bn at the box office.

A sequel has been in the works for a while, and Phillips confirmed that the script had been completed via a social media post of Phoenix having a read of the story earlier this summer.

Here is everything we know about the sequel to Joker.

What will Joker 2 be called?

The sequel is titled Joker: Folie à Deux.

The title refers to “a delusion or mental illness shared by two people in close association”.

Who will star in Joker 2?

Joaquin Phoenix will return in the title role, but there has been one other major bit of casting news.

Lady Gaga has been confirmed as featuring in the movie as Joker's love interest, Harley Quinn.

In the comic books, Quinn is a psychologist who is eventually manipulated by Joker.

At the moment, Harley Quinn is played to huge success and acclaim by Margot Robbie in the DC extended universe, with the character having most recently appeared in The Suicide Squad.

In September, Brendan Gleeson joined the cast in an unspecified role, while Zazie Beetz was announced for a return.

What is the plot of Joker 2?

The relationship between Arthur Fleck and Harley Quinn will undoubtedly be the central plot of the Joker sequel.

Is the Joker sequel a musical?

Joker certainly had its fair share of memorable musical moments, such as the infamous dance down the stairs to 'Rock & Roll Part 2' by Gary Glitter.

Joker 2 will come in the form of a musical, as Variety reports that money is being thrown at "complicated musical sequences".

It is described as more like A Star Is Born than In the Heights.

How much will Joker 2 cost?

The movie has a running budget of $150 million.

Phoenix and director Todd Phillips will both be paid $20m to return, while Lady Gaga will receive $10m for playing Quinn.

When will Joker: Folie à Deux be released?

The sequel to Joker has been given an official release date of 4 October 2024.

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