Warner Bros. confirmed that fans will get Joker 2 aka Joker: Folie A Deux which now has a firm 2024 release date.
As reported by Deadline, the movie will release on October 4, 2024. The first film was released on October 4, 2019, so the sequel will follow exactly after five years.
Director Todd Phillips and star Joaquin Phoenix will be joined in the sequel by Lady Gaga, who will play Harley Quinn.
The first film made $1.074 billion at the box office and went on to win two Oscars: Best Actor for star Joaquin Phoenix and Original Music Score for Hildur Guðnadóttir’s.
“Director Todd Phillips’ original, stand-alone origin story Joker explores the world of—and according to—Arthur Fleck,” says the synopsis. “Indelibly portrayed by Phoenix, Arthur is a man facing the cruelty and outright scorn of society, along with the indifference of a system that allows him to spiral from vulnerability into depravity. A clown-for-hire by day, he strives to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds that the joke always seems to be on him. He’s out of tune with everyone around him, as evidenced by his uncontrollable, inappropriate laughter, which gains momentum as he attempts to contain it, exposing him to further ridicule—and even violence.
“Arthur, who devotes himself to caring for his fragile mother, seeks out every father figure he’s never had, from wealthy businessman Thomas Wayne to TV host Murray Franklin. Caught in a cyclical existence teetering on the precipice of reality and madness, one bad decision brings about a chain reaction of escalating, ultimately deadly, events.”