When no one was waiting, Todd Phillips, director of Joker, has revealed the first official image of Joaquin Phoenix back in the studio to bring to life the character that earned him the Oscar for Best Actor in 2020.
The photo, posted directly to Phillips’ Instagram profile, does not reveal any details about the narrative or setting of Joker: Folie à Deux, the official title of the Joker sequel. Even so, the commotion in the public was great, since now it is definitive: the recordings of Joker 2 have begun and curiosity is inevitable. Check out the following image and what we know about the sequel so far.
View this photo on Instagram
- Joker 2 could be a musical and feature Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn
What to expect from Joker 2?
In the photo posted by Todd Phillips, Joaquin appears shirtless with his head tilted while being shaved. His expression is grim as he looks up and the scenery is dark, raising the question: where is he?
Considering the history of joker as we already know, maybe this is Arkham Asylum, the clinic where the character is kept in prison and meets doctor Harley Quinn, his psychiatrist and loving partner.
Until then, the role of Harley Quinn, codenamed for the doctor and villain, was solely in the hands of Margot Robbie, who played her in films like Birds of Prey and Suicide squad🇧🇷 Now, who also enters the universe of DC films as the new Harley is Lady Gaga, one of the most famous singers in pop music and who has gained prominence in her acting career since her acclaimed performance in A Star Is Born🇧🇷
(Source: Warner/Disclosure)Source: Warner
It is worth remembering that one of the only details revealed about Joker: Folie à Deux so far is that the sequel will be a musical, so Gaga’s presence makes even more sense, uniting her two areas of activity.
Regarding the story, no other details were revealed. Shooting for Joker 2 has just begun and the film is scheduled to be released in October 2024.
In addition to Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga in the lead roles of Joker and Harley Quinn, Catherine Keener, Brendan Gleeson and Zazie Beetz round out the cast.