Everything we know about Joker Folie a Deux
Todd Phillips announced that Joker 2 has wrapped, but what do we really know about Joker: Folie a Deux?
Madness breeds madness – and in this case, the audience couldn’t be more excited Joker 2or instead, Joker: Folie a Deux, which is the official title. 2019s Joker one of the best reviewed movies of the 21stSt era with critics and fans alike praising Joaquin Phoenix for his performance as well as Todd Phillips for his direction. Phoenix won the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of the Joker, DC’s most famous and deadliest villain, and added to the legacy that the fictional character has built over the years (since we recently did a big episode of WTF Happened to This. A movie about it). And now, that legacy will continue to grow with a sequel.
Joker: Folie a Deux a follow-up to the 2019 origin story that Phillips brought to the screen and allows audiences to once again enjoy the character they’ve come to love (and despise) so much. Now, fans shouldn’t put the card in front of the horse as the sequel isn’t set to hit theaters for another year and a half, but seeing as how -after waiting more than three years for the sequel, it’s safe to assume there’s hype. at an all time high. So, with all that hype building up, let’s take a look at everything we know Joker: Folie a Deux So far.
As said, Joker 2 We won’t be coming out for another year and a half (and that’s as long as everything goes well with filming and post-production). So, with the film still so far out, and with the production team wanting to keep the film under wraps, audiences haven’t been given much on what to expect from the sequel. in terms of the plot. The little bits of information that fans know are that Harley Quinn will play a big role in the film and that at least part of it will take place in Arkham Asylum.
Another important piece of information about the film (which will most likely affect the plot in some way) is that the film will be a musical. The choice was reportedly made due to the dance-related themes included in the first film, along with the casting choice of Lady Gaga as the infamous Harley Quinn. Gaga’s musical background undoubtedly played a role in choosing to direct the film more musically and her experience with acting/music making made the choice a no-brainer.
The last piece of information regarding the plot is that fans need to remember that this particular film, as well as its predecessor, is not part of James Gunn’s upcoming DCU so it will under the category DC Elseworlds – individual projects located in the DC Universe. This is not new information like the original Joker he was never part of the larger DC tried and failed universe, but it’s worth noting nonetheless.
Joker: Folie a Deux – The Cast
Joaquin Phoenix won an Oscar and universal acclaim for his portrayal of the Joker so it’s no surprise to anyone that he’ll be returning to play Arthur Fleck / The Joker for the sequel. However, as discussed earlier, Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn is the biggest addition to the sequel in terms of star power. Despite Margot Robbie playing the character for the past decade in three separate DC projects, Robbie has praised Gaga’s casting as Quinn and believes she will do the job. surprised by the character, saying:
“I think she’s going to do an amazing job. I’m excited. All I could hope for Harley is that she becomes one of those characters that, like Batman, or Hamlet, is passed from actor to actor – everyone gets try playing them. So, I feel like it’s just a credit to her as a character that people want to see her in multiple interactions. I’m excited.”
After Lady Gaga, the other famous actors/actresses added to the cast are Jacob Lofland, Catherine Keener and Brenden Gleeson. Lofland is said to be playing an inmate from Arkham Asylum, while it is not yet known who Keener and Gleeson will be playing. Another new name for the film is Harry Lawtey (star if HBO’s Business) who has also been cast in an undisclosed role, but it has been reported that his role will be a “big one” for the series.
Another name that audiences will be familiar with is Zazie Beetz who played Sophie in the first one Joker film. Although it was revealed that her relationship with Arthur was entirely about Arthur’s head, her full fate was not revealed in the film. Also, although nothing has been officially confirmed, Zazie has publicly stated that she believes that Sophie is still alive in the series. With all that said, fans shouldn’t expect to see Zazie in the next series, but it’s a real possibility.
Everything else About the Joker 2
Despite the fact that they do not know much about what the overall plot of the film will be, the audience has indeed received some information for the sequel. First, fans can expect the film to hit theaters October 4, 2024 – just five years after the first film was released. The film will be distributed by Warner Bros (just like the original) and filming for the film recently wrapped up on April 4th. Todd Phillips returns to direct the film and co-wrote the script with Scott Silver, who co-wrote the first one. Joker film.
Folie and Deux (the official title of the film) actually translates to “madness of two” and refers to ‘shared psychosis’ in which “delusion or mental illness is shared by two people in close contact”. It can be safely assumed that the title refers to the relationship that will undoubtedly spread between Joker and Harley Quinn.
A notable piece of information to note is that due to Phoenix’s Oscar-winning performance, his payday for the sequel will be $20 million, compared to the $4 million he received for the original film. .
Another piece of information that may be of interest to fans is that despite being based in New York City, filming was still taking place in Los Angeles. However, set photos have revealed that the sequel will return to the infamous “Joker-steps” from the first film. It is also assumed that since the film will be a musical, Gaga will be writing the music for at least one of the songs she will undoubtedly be singing throughout the film – Gaga is known to write/co-write her own music and has already won herself an Oscar for writing/performing the song “Shallow” in A Star is Born back in 2018.
So, even though fans won’t get the chance to see how The Joker and Harley Quinn will be wrapped up in another super crazy adventure for a long time, fans can rest easy knowing that it will be worth the wait .