Fans are curious to see what’s in store for Joker: Folie à Deux, the upcoming sequel to Todd Phillips’ hit film Joker. Now we’ve gotten an exciting new look at Joker 2 just in time for Valentine’s Day. As you can see below, Phillips shared an image featuring not only Joaquin Phoenix in his role as Joker – but Lady Gaga as his love interest, Harley Quinn.
Although Lady Gaga is quite noticeable in the left of the frame – it’s worth pointing out Joaquin’s own clown-inspired makeup as he once again takes on the role of Joker. The casting decisions here are extremely exciting and one can only imagine what might occur between the two when the final film is released.
The upcoming sequel, Joker: Folie à Deux, is currently in production in both New York and Los Angeles. As such, this is a look from very early on in the film’s production. Hopefully we’ll have additional glimpses at the characters in the near future. For now, however, this is certainly a great Valentine’s Day treat.
Here’s the image:
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The details for the film’s plot are yet to be unveiled. However, it’s expected that it will follow the romance between Joker and Harley Quinn. Fans will recall that Harley Quinn, the character’s equally-deranged love interest, was first introduced in Batman: The Animated Series. She continued to appear in the franchise’s comic books and other retellings until Margot Robbie portrayed the first live-action iteration for Suicide Squad. Now we’ll be seeing what Lady Gaga has to offer the role. And, judging by the newly-released image, it looks like she could be a truly fantastic choice.
Todd Phillips is currently returning from his work on Joker to direct the sequel, which he co-wrote the screenplay for alongside Scott Silver.
Joker: Folie à Deux AKA Joker 2 is slated for release on October 4th, 2024.