Despite all of the upsets which have hit Warner Bros. Discovery’s DC slate in the previous few months, their non-DCU choices are all very a lot on monitor. This contains the extremely anticipated sequel to Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix as a darkish, real-world model of the Batman villain. Joker: Folie a Deux just isn’t anticipated to hit theaters till 2024, however director Todd Phillips has already began teasing followers with a brand new take a look at the main man himself.
Joker turned the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time when it was launched in 2019, the primary to interrupt the $1 billion mark and winner of Best Actor on the Oscars. Talk of a possible sequel began taking place virtually instantly, however because of the Covid pandemic, there was an extended wait earlier than issues turned official. Earlier this yr, the film’s title was introduced, together with the data that the sequel may have a musical theme and stars Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn.
While many followers are fortunately offering fan artwork interpretations of what Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck and Gaga’s Harley Quinn might appear like within the new film, director Phillips has now given a really early take a look at the title character through his Instagram account. Check out the picture under.
Joker 2 Will Triple the Original’s Budget and Feature Elaborate Dance Sequences
The authentic Joker was made on a really reasonable $50 million, however that every one modifications within the sequel because of the large success of the primary film. Joker: Folie a Deux reportedly has a finances nearer to $150 million, with Phillips and Phoenix claiming a $20 million chunk, whereas Lady Gaga will take $10 million. This already combines to make the entire finances of the primary Joker, which immediately suggests why the finances has rocketed a lot.
Reports from earlier this yr detailed a attainable motive for the sequel being so musically oriented, claiming that the movie shifts its major focus from Arthur Fleck to grow to be a narrative informed about Fleck from the attitude of Gaga’s Quinn. At the time, it was mentioned, “Apparently, Joker 2 isn’t so much a Joker movie, it’s a Harley Quinn… It’s from Harley Quinn’s perspective. And the reason it’s a musical is because that’s how she perceives her relationship with Joker.”
As effectively as its two major stars, Joker: Folie a Deux has been filling out its forged with a top-class ensemble that may actually make sure the film just isn’t in need of supporting expertise for its Oscar-worthy leads. Brendan Gleeson turned one of many newest names added to the movie, and he’ll be a part of Zazie Beetz, who reprises her function as Sophie Dumond, Catherine Keener, and Jacob Lofland.
As Phillips famous in his shared picture, that is solely day one, which means that the director might quickly share extra behind-the-scenes photographs from the shoot. In the meantime, it actually appears like we will likely be getting extra of the identical Arthur Fleck from Phoenix. How his character develops from the unique film will likely be a really attention-grabbing development to look at unfold. Joker: Folie a Deux will arrive in theaters on October 4, 2024.