Why so mysterious?
Warner Bros. will quickly wrap up manufacturing on “Joker: Folie à Deux”, and nonetheless the studio has barely revealed any particulars in regards to the long-awaited sequel to 2019’s “Joker”.
The high-profile challenge has been making headlines these days when the celebrities had been noticed filming the DC film in New York Metropolis – prompting followers to invest on-line in regards to the characters and plot, which has been carefully stored secret.
A sequel to “Joker” “could not simply be this wild and wacky film in regards to the ‘Clown Prince of Crime,'” director Todd Phillips informed the Los Angeles Instances in 2019.
“It ought to have some thematic resonance in the identical means [‘Joker’] do. As a result of I believe that is finally why the film is linked, it is what goes on beneath. So many films are in regards to the spark, and that is in regards to the powder. In the event you may seize that once more in an actual means, that might be fascinating.”
This is every thing we all know up to now about “Joker: Folie à Deux.”
When can be a very good time?
“Joker: Folie à Deux” is scheduled to premiere in theaters on October 4, 2024.
Who performs the lead function?
Joaquin Phoenix will reprise his function because the murderous Arthur Fleck, also referred to as Joker. In 2020, Phoenix gained an Academy Award for starring because the failed comic turned serial killer.
Though she did not seem in “Joker,” Woman Gaga has been forged as the feminine lead in “Folie à Deux.” Additionally new to the forged is Brendan Gleeson, who will play an unspecified supporting function, based on Deadline.
And Zazie Beetz will reportedly return as Fleck’s kind-hearted neighbor, Sophie.
Phillips, who obtained an Oscar nomination in 2020 for his work on “Joker,” additionally directs “Folie à Deux.”
What’s it about?
As talked about earlier, Warner Bros. stored largely quiet in regards to the plot of “Joker: Folie à Deux.” It is value noting, nevertheless, that – in a marked departure from its deeply gritty predecessor – the movie has been billed as a musical.
We are able to additionally collect from latest set images that the film includes a protest and a few form of trial. Final month, a crowd of background actors gathered on the steps of a New York courthouse. Some wore clown wigs and masks, whereas others sang and carried indicators that learn “Free Joker” and “Not Responsible”.
The chaotic scene, mixed with different set pictures of Phoenix trapped in a Gotham police car, means that the movie’s titular anti-hero will face legal fees within the sequel. (I can not think about what for!)
This weekend, Gaga and Phoenix had been noticed laughing maniacally on the Shakespeare Steps within the Bronx – the birthplace of the well-known dancing Joker meme.
Is Gaga Taking part in Harley Quinn?
Superfans and trade consultants predicted early on that Gaga would play Joker’s cackling sidekick and love curiosity, Harley Quinn, in “Folie à Deux”.
And whereas Warner Bros. mentioned nothing, behind-the-scenes footage just about confirmed it.
In March, Gaga was photographed sporting clown make-up, a pink blazer, a black and white shirt and plaid black tights whereas filming protest scenes on the steps of a New York courthouse.
Because the actor and pop musician waded via the zealous mob of faux protesters, one of many extras held up a duplicate of the fictional Gotham Examiner with a mug shot of Gaga taking part in “Harleen Francis Quinzel” on the entrance web page. In daring are the phrases “CRAZY IN LOVE” and “JOKER HAS A NEW LOVE.”
In earlier live-action DC films, Harley Quinn was performed by Margot Robbie.
The place does it match into the DC Universe?
In response to the Hollywood Reporter, titles like 2019’s “Joker” and 2022’s “The Batman” are technically exterior the DC Universe — which was not too long ago revised by new studio heads James Gunn and Peter Safran.
These films, together with “Folie à Deux,” belong to their very own universe known as DC: Elseworlds, that means they are not beholden to Gunn and Safran’s imaginative and prescient for DC’s future.
So – since they exist beneath the identical content material umbrella – is any crossover between Phoenix’s “Joker” and Robert Pattinson’s “Batman” (or some other Elseworlds character in canon) a chance?
In March 2022, “The Batman” director Matt Reeves informed Complete Movie that till now there had been no dialogue about pitting Pattinson’s Caped Crusader and Phoenix’s Joker in opposition to one another on the large display screen. However who is aware of what may occur if each franchises proceed to broaden?
Wait, what occurred in ‘Joker’ once more?
Imagine it or not, it has been over three years since “Joker” debuted in theaters, and to say rather a lot has occurred because the film got here out can be an enormous understatement.
So if you cannot keep in mind precisely the place Arthur Fleck left off on the finish of “Joker”, we will not blame you.
This is a fast refresher: After being viciously shunned by society and failing to make it as an expert clown or stand-up comedian, Arthur “Joker” Fleck goes on a violent rampage, killing his mom and several other kill others. The movie ends with Fleck, handcuffed in an insane asylum, answering questions from authorities.
Earlier than the credit roll, Fleck dances via the halls of the asylum to the tune of Frank Sinatra’s “That is Life” leaving a path of bloody footprints – the right harbinger of what’s certain to be a twisted musical sequel.
This story initially appeared within the Los Angeles Instances.