Release date and cast for the DC sequel

Joaquin Phoenix as Joker (Warner Bros.)

Joaquin Phoenix as Joker (Warner Bros.)

Todd Phillips gets the last laugh, as has long been rumored Joker 2Joker: Folie à Deux — has finally been given the green light, and will be released in cinemas on 4 October 2024.

Following in the bloody footsteps of the 2019 original, the Hangover the filmmaker returns to direct a sequel to the psychological thriller. Joaquin Phoenix also returns as Arthur Fleck, who takes on the mantle of the titular Clown Prince of Crime.

Joker left us with more questions than answers, but with the first film pitched as a standalone that wasn’t connected to the DC world, many thought the story ended here.

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It’s not typical Batman movie you might expect, and with Joker There are equally high hopes for Phoenix to win an Oscar for best actor Joker: Folie à Deux to perform.

If you’re ready to put on a happy face, here’s everything we know Joker 2 release date, cast, plot and more.

Joker 2 cast

Joaquin Phoenix with his Oscar for Best Actor for Joker in the press room at the 92nd Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA.  (Photo by Jennifer Graylock/PA Images via Getty Images)

Joaquin Phoenix with his Oscar for Best Actor for Joker in the press room at the 92nd Academy Awards. (Jennifer Graylock/PA Photos via Getty Images)

To the surprise of no one, Phoenix will once again gossip on the greasepaint as Arthur Fleck. The 2019s Joker including an all-star cast that saw the lead share the screen with the likes of Frances Conroy, Robert De Niro and Zazie Beetz. As for returning cast members, there aren’t many options.

Lady Gaga has also confirmed that she will appear alongside Joaquin Phoenix in the upcoming sequel to Todd Phillips’s Joker.

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The Chromatica the singer shared a red and black post on Instagram in August 2022 that was accompanied by the film’s planned release date. Even better, the one A star is born actor can play Harley Quinn.

Phillips, who has reunited with writer Scott Silver for the project, also shared the video, captioned “cheek to cheek”.

The Hollywood Reporter described Joker 2 as a musical, which would be a massive departure from what came before, but to be honest, somewhat typically Joker-esque.

American singer Lady Gaga attends the photo call for the Italian premiere of the film

Lady Gaga attends the photo call for the Italian premiere of the film House of Gucci2021 (Getty Images)

There is a chance that Beetz could return as Sophie, since the film’s cinematographer confirmed that despite her ambiguous fate, Fleck did not kill her. The infamous deaths of Thomas and Martha Wayne apparently count Brett Cullen as Thomas Wayne, but keep in mind the notion that he is Arthur’s father.

The Unreliable Narrator of Joker means there’s a chance De Niro’s Murray Franklin wasn’t gunned down on live TV, but we’d be surprised if he’s back.

Zazie Beatz and Joaquin Phoenix in Joker (Credit: Warner Bros)

Zazie Beatz and Joaquin Phoenix enter Joker. (arner Bros)

Looking at more likely inclusions, Douglas Hodge could also reprise his role as Alfred Pennyworth, while Dante Pereira-Olsen’s young Bruce Wayne makes sense if Folie à Deux wants to explore the origins of Batman and Mr. J’s toxic relationship.

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Finally, with Willem Dafoe talking so much about Joker — and even tossing around his ideas for a sequel — who wouldn’t want to see the Green Goblin actor join the unhinged party?

Joker 2 plot

Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck in

Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck in Joker. (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros)

The end of Joker leave things on something of a cliffhanger. An imprisoned Fleck was locked in Arkham State Hospital at an unknown time after he incited riots across Gotham City. Fleck got away with murdering his therapist, so it’s likely Folie à Deux will follow him on the run as he continues his descent into becoming the Joker.

The concept of a musical is another interesting one, which suggests that Joker 2 could follow in the footsteps of everything from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to The boys have musical episodes. It also leans further into the idea of ​​us delving deeper into Fleck’s mind this time around.

Interestingly, the title of Folie à Deux can hint at where things are headed. The title translates as a “delusion or mental illness shared by two closely related people,” so it sounds like Fleck will be sharing the screen with someone else.

Margot Robbie and Jared Leto as Harley and Joker in Suicide Squad.  (Warner Bros.)

Margot Robbie and Jared Leto as Harley and Joker in Suicide squad. (Warner Bros.)

Whether it’s the dual personality of Fleck and Joker or a direct reference to Batman/Bruce Wayne having a bigger role to play in Arthur’s development, it’s another popular idea.

There is someone other than Batman who shares his life with the Joker, and Folie à Deux is the perfect opportunity to introduce Harley Quinn to this dark and brooding world. Just as Dr. Harleen Quinzel worked at Arkham Asylum, Jokerthe ending perfectly sets her up.

Joker: Folie à Deux.  (Warner Bros.)

Joker: Folie à Deux. (Warner Bros.)

With Joker stands on its own much like Reeves Batmanit is doubtful that Margot Robbie will take the leap Suicide squad movies for Joker 2, but what if Sophie ends up as the Joker’s Puddin’? The boring nature of Jokerits narrative means that it is not entirely outside the realm of possibility. If not Beetz or Gaga, any number of A-list actors would be clamoring to play Harley Quinn.

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In 2019, Phillips said he envisioned Joker as the first of three films. It only happens in the 2020s Batman: Three Jokers comics included three versions of the villain, which could play out in live-action. When Dafoe made a mythical pitch for Joker 2the star said, “There’s something interesting about, like, if there was a Joker impostor. So it would be possible to not have dueling Jokers, but someone who says to be the Joker who isn’t the Joker.”

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 23: (L-R) Actor Joaquin Phoenix and director Todd Phillips attend

Joaquin Phoenix and Principal Todd Phillips attend Paris Joker premiere, 2019. (Getty Images)

Dafoe envisioned a plot where someone imitated what Fleck did, which would effectively turn our tragic anti-hero into a full-fledged hero hunting an even more psychotic Clown Prince of Crime. For Joker came out, there were questions about the age difference between Fleck and Bruce Wayne, leading to theories that this version of the Joker is not the one Batman ends up fighting. If you’re not convinced, remember that Wayne’s was watching Zorro, The Gay Bladewhich featured the original Zorro training his gay twin as the next hero.

Could we see Phoenix doing double duty as Arthur and a twin brother? Probably not, but more jokers is an idea that is gaining momentum. Taking a leaf out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s world-building book, Phoenix’s Fleck could mentor Barry Keoghan’s Joker from Batman? However, Reeves and Phillips seem to be keeping their outings as separate entities from everything in the Worlds of DC.

Joker 2 Release date

Joaquin Phoenix as Joker.  (Warner Bros.)

Joaquin Phoenix as Joker. (Warner Bros.)

Joker: Folie en deux hits theaters on October 4, 2024.

Warner Bros. has a packed slate of DC movies coming up, with everything from Adam replied to The flash takes us well beyond 2023.

Phillips posted a photo of Phoenix reading the script on Instagram, confirming that at least the story is done.

Still, fact Joker: Folie à Deux hasn’t gone into production means we can wait a bit. Then again, Joker was shot in just 12 weeks and had a quick post-production due to no additional CGI.

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