Originally pitched as a standalone movie, Todd Phillips‘ Joker banked over $1 billion globally and scored star Joaquin Phoenix an Oscar. It was only a matter of time before Warner Bros. came looking for a sequel. Now it has been confirmed that Lady Gaga will join Phoenix in Joker: Folie a Deux.
Joker isn’t a film which is enjoyable – it’s tough going and Arthur Fleck isn’t a character who you are meant to like. You can see why there are those who believe this might incite some people to rise up against a world that puts them down, but cinema is a place that (at its best) should offer up challenging and disturbing themes and situations. Joker does this and much more. Is it enjoyable? No. Is it essential viewing? Absolutely.
Set for release on 24 October, 2024, Joker: Folie a Deux is believed to be a musical of sorts set within the confines of Arkham Asylum. Little else is know about the film – but Gaga did drop the below teaser on Twitter.
Joker: Folie à Deux
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 4, 2022