“Joker 2” already has a release date! It’s official: Lady Gaga is joining the cast!

[Photo: Warner Bros., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons]

“The Joker” returns with a sequel

“The Joker” — the title character of the blockbuster film directed by Todd Phillips — is perhaps the most tragic hero we have seen in the last decade. The character of Arthur Fleck, played by Joaquin Phoenix, earned the actor an Oscar and absolutely went beyond the Gotham City comics that spawned it.

Joaquin Phoenix — [Photo: Harald Krichel, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons]

“Joker: Folie à Deux” — what does the title of the 2nd part mean?

The 2nd part of the production was titled “Joker: Folie à Deux.” The French phrase refers to the medical term for granted paranoia (other terms: induced paranoia or granted insanity) — a condition in which a person who is closely associated with a patient or illness begins to relate delusional thoughts without criticism, and eventually approaches insanity itself.

“Joker: Folie à Deux” will be a musical.

However, the surprises do not end there. If media reports are to be believed, director Todd Phillips is not just going to expand on Arthur Pleck’s story, but will introduce completely new and fresh elements to it. First, according to The Hollywood Reporter, he will change the genre. After all, the “Joker” sequel will be a musical, and he intends to cast an icon of modern music in one of the leading roles.

“Joker” 2: Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn

Although plot details still remain a mystery, the appearance of Harley Quinn in the “Joker” sequel is becoming increasingly certain. No wonder — in the Batman comic series, the psychiatrist in Arkham Asylum fell in love with the Joker and became his partner in crime, so the introduction of this character seems a logical move.

Lady Gaga — [Photo: SMP Entertainment, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons]

“Joker: Folie à Deux”: release date

Warner Bros. studio has revealed the release date for “Joker: Folie à Deux.” The film, directed by Todd Phillips, will debut in theaters on October 4, 2024. Are you also looking forward to it?

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