The sequel to the 2019 Oscar winner Joker scheduled for release on October 4, 2024, Deadline References. Director Todd Phillips previously confirmed that a sequel was moving forward in June under the title Joker: Folie à Deuxwhich literally translates to “madness for two”.
Joaquin Phoenix, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the character in the first film, is expected to return for the sequel. Variety Referenceswhile Lady Gaga is reportedly in talks to star alongside him. according The Hollywood Reporter. Speculations are that Gaga may play the Joker’s longtime partner Harley Quinn (previously played by Margot Robbie in the DCEU) and that Gaga’s possible involvement could even lead the film to incorporate more musical elements.
Although Joker originally intended as a stand-alone film, its box office success and Academy Awards (where it received 11 nominations, including Best Picture) made a sequel an obvious choice. This is especially true given the abysmal performance of Warner Bros. films based on DC Comics titles. Although this year Batman was widely considered a success (with a sequel that was quickly lit), Ezra Miller’s solo outing as The lightning has been plunged into difficulties, and last year The Suicide Squad flopped at the box office.
Produced in Joker The sequel is expected to begin in December, Deadline References.