Hollywood star Joaquin Phoenix delighted cinema audiences in 2019 with the dark "Joker" character. Five years later, a sequel to the comic book adaptation, directed by Todd Phillips, is set to hit the big screen.
The studio Warner Bros. announced on Wednesday (local time) the US theatrical release of "Joker: Folie à Deux" for October 4, 2024. According to Deadline.com, filming is scheduled to begin in December.
Phillips posted a photo of the script on Instagram back in June, along with the film's title and credits to the screenwriters (Phillips and Scott Silver). He also provided an image of Phoenix reading the script. "Folie à Deux" describes a mental disorder that is transmitted from an affected person to a close person. Nothing has been officially announced about the content of the sequel. According to the "Hollywood Reporter", Lady Gaga ("A Star is Born") is said to be in talks for a role.
The gritty original film, starring Phoenix as Batman's mentally ill antagonist living on the fringes of Gotham City society, grossed more than $1 billion worldwide in 2019. Phoenix won the Oscar for best actor, and the thriller won the Golden Lion for best film at the Venice Film Festival.