Todd Phillips is having the last laugh, as the long-rumored joker 2 — Joker: Folie a Deux – has finally been given the green light.
Following in the bloody footsteps of the 2019 original, the Hangover The filmmaker returns to direct a sequel to the psychological thriller. Joaquin Phoenix also returns as Arthur Fleck, who takes up the mantle of the titular Clown Prince of Crime.
jester It left us with more questions than answers, but since the first film was presented as a standalone film that wasn’t connected to the DC worlds, many thought the story ended here.
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it’s not typical bat Man movie you would expect, and with jester to lead Phoenix to an Academy Award for Best Actor, there are equally high hopes for Joker: Folie a Deux Act.
If you’re ready to put on a happy face, here’s everything we know about the joker 2 release date, cast, plot and more.
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To no one’s surprise, Phoenix will once again be slathered in the grease paint as Arthur Fleck. 2019 jester included an all-star cast that saw the leading man share the screen with the likes of Frances Conroy, Robert De Niro and Zazie Beetz. When it comes to returning cast members, there aren’t many options.
We could have our first newcomer, like the hollywood reporter claims that Lady Gaga has a tip to join the cast. Better yet, the A star has been born The actor could be playing Harley Quinn. The site described joker 2 as a musical, which would be a massive departure from what came before, but to be honest, something typically Joker-esque.
There is a possibility that Beetz could return as Sophie, as the film’s cinematographer confirmed that despite her ambiguous fate, Fleck did not kill her. The infamous deaths of Thomas and Martha Wayne apparently exclude Brett Cullen as Thomas Wayne, but he brings to mind the idea that he is Arthur’s father.
The unreliable narrator of jester It means there’s a chance De Niro’s Murray Franklin wasn’t shot to death on live TV, but we’d be surprised if he’s back.
Looking at more likely inclusions, Douglas Hodge could also reprise his role as Alfred Pennyworth, while Dante Pereira-Olsen’s young Bruce Wayne makes sense if fuck two wants to explore the origins of Batman and Mr. J’s toxic relationship.
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Finally, with Willem Dafoe talking so much about jester – and even pitching his ideas for a sequel – who wouldn’t want to see the Green Goblin actor join the deranged party?
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The end of jester he left things on a kind of hold. An imprisoned Fleck was locked up in Arkham State Hospital at some unknown point after he incited a riot in Gotham City. Fleck was released after possibly murdering his therapist, so it is likely fuck two will follow him on the run as he continues his descent to become Joker. The concept of musical is another interesting one, suggesting that joker 2 I could trace everything from buffy the vampire slayer a Boys have musical episodes. It also leans more into the idea that this time we’ll be delving into Fleck’s mind.
Interestingly, the title fuck two could hint at where things are headed. The title translates to a “delusion or mental illness shared by two people in close association,” so it sounds like Fleck will be sharing the screen with someone else. Either the split personality of Fleck and Joker or a direct reference to Batman/Bruce. Wayne has a bigger role to play in the evolution of Arthur, there is a more popular idea.
There is someone else besides Batman who shares his life with the Joker, and fuck two It’s the perfect opportunity to introduce Harley Quinn to this dark and brooding world. Like Dr. Harleen Quinzel worked at Arkham Asylum, jesterThe perfect ending sets her up.
With jester stand up for yourself just like reeves the batmanit is doubtful that Margot Robbie will make the leap from the suicide squad movies for joker 2, but what if Sophie ends up being Joker’s Puddin? nature upside down jesterThe narrative of means that it is not entirely outside the realms of possibility. If it wasn’t Beetz or Gaga, any number of A-list actors would be clamoring to play Harley Quinn.
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In 2019, Phillips said that he had imagined jester as the first of three films. It just so happens 2020 Batman: Three Jokers The comic series included three versions of the villain, which could be developed in live action. When Dafoe made a legendary pitch for joker 2, the star said, “There’s something interesting, like there’s a Joker impostor. So it would be possible not to have dueling wildcards, but someone claiming to be the wildcard who is not the wildcard.”
Dafoe envisioned a plot where someone was mimicking what Fleck did, effectively turning our tragic anti-hero into a full-fledged hero hunting down an even more psychotic Clown Prince of Crime. Before jester came out, there were questions about the age difference between Fleck and Bruce Wayne, leading to theories that this version of the Joker is not the one Batman ends up fighting. If he’s not convinced, remember the Waynes were watching Fox, the gay bladewhich featured the original Zorro training his gay twin as the next hero.
Could we see Phoenix pulling double duty as Arthur and a twin brother? Probably not, but multiple Jokers is an idea that is gaining traction. Taking a leaf out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s world-building book, Phoenix’s Fleck could be the mentor of Barry Keoghan’s Joker from The Batman? However, Reeves and Phillips seem to be keeping their outings as separate entities from anything else in Worlds of DC.
joker 2 release date
whispers of joker 2 began to circulate already in 2019, and in May 2021, he claimed that Phillips had committed to writing a sequel. As for a joker 2 release date, your guess is as good as ours. Warner Bros. has a jam-packed slate of DC movies on the way, with everything from black adam a The flash taking us well beyond 2023.
Phillips posted a photo of Phoenix reading the script on Instagram, confirming that at least the story is finished.
Still, the fact Joker: Folie a Deux has not entered production means we could wait a bit. then again, jester it was shot in just 12 weeks and had a quick post-production due to the fact that no additional CGI was needed.
Hope to know more about joker 2‘s release date soon.
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