Many comic book fans have been anxiously hoping for a sequel to Todd Phillips’ film Joker. The R-rated blockbuster, which starred actor Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, was a major success for Warner Bros. It proved that audiences were completely invested in the character and having a comic book franchise centered around the iconic supervillain. Now we’ll be seeing his origin story expanded in Joker: Folie À Deux AKA Joker 2 which has just received a Fall 2024 release date and new teaser trailer.
The teaser trailer isn’t much, as it just shows us a look at Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker dancing with Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn.
Lady Gaga shared the teaser trailer on her social media, with the caption:
Joker: Folie à Deux
Check it out below:
Joker: Folie à Deux
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 4, 2022
The release date information was revealed via Deadline. As they noted, Warner Bros had a position set aside for an untitled DC project in Fall 2024. Now we know that the untitled DC project is none other than the aforementioned Joker sequel. And, although it means waiting quite some time before fans can see the return of Joaquin Phoenix as the iconic clown, it certainly is exciting to know the sequel is officially headed into production.
As they’ve stated:
“In the wake of Warner Bros Discovery axing Batgirl for HBO Max, it has put forward a silver lining for DC: Todd Phillips’ Jokersequel, Joker: Folie à Deux, is getting a October 4, 2024, release date.”
They further noted that production for Joker 2 is expected to begin this December. This means that fans can likely expect further updates regarding the film in the near future despite its 2024 release date. With reports that Harley Quinn will be introduced in the upcoming sequel, this could certainly be an exciting project to keep an eye on.
Todd Phillips is expected to direct the film, which he co-wrote the screenplay for alongside Scott Silver. Meanwhile, Joaquin Phoenix is also expected to return in the film as his fan-favorite portrayal of the iconic comic book villain. Lady Gaga, on the other hand, is expected to make an appearance as Harley Quinn, the Joker’s notable sidekick and partner-in-crime. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for additional updates on this upcoming film and other such DC projects as we have them.
Joker: Folie À Deux is scheduled to hit theaters on October 4, 2024.