‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ delivers October 2024 release date

‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ delivers October 2024 release date

August 04, 2022, 1:20 p.m.
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‘Joker 2’ has booked its release date and will hit theaters on October 4, 2024! (Photo credit: Prime Video)

The sequel to Todd Phillips’ 2019 blockbuster Joker, Joker: Madness for two is set to hit theaters on October 4, 2024.

Lead actor Joaquin Phoenix will return to reprise his critically acclaimed role.

The title also hints slightly at the plot, since “Folie à Deux” literally translates to “delirium or mental illness shared by two people in close association”.

We can’t wait!

Why is this story important?

  • Warner Bros. was critically and commercially successful with Joker and the film has the distinction of being the highest-grossing R-rated film in the world with $1.07 billion.
  • Subsequently, it also floored the Academy jury and earned 11 nominations in categories including Best Picture and Best Director.
  • While Phoenix took home the Best Actor award, Hildur Guonadottir took home the Best Original Score trophy.

The sequel will be released exactly five years after its predecessor

Joker: Madness for two will follow exactly five years after its predecessor; Joker was released in the United States on October 4, 2019.

The news came as a sigh of relief for distressed DC fans, who had been shaken by the anguish of bat girl cancelation.

Interestingly, The Adventures of the Clown Prince was meant to be a standalone story, but things changed after the film’s phenomenal success.

Will Lady Gaga play Harley Quinn?

According to Hollywood media, the sequel will deviate from the dark, macabre tones of the original and instead be a musical.

Although there is no confirmation yet, multiple reports suggest that popstar Lady Gaga has been tapped to play the Joker’s famous sidekick, Harley Quinn.

Director Phillips and Lady Gaga previously collaborated on the 2018 musical A star is born.

Everything you need to know about “Joker”

Joker followed the setbacks of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a party clown in Gotham City who transforms into the eponymous Joker and slides into nihilism due to societal mistreatment.

Co-written by Scott Silver (The mod team, The fighter), the psychological drama also starred Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Zazie Beetz, among others.

You can stream the film on Amazon Prime Video.

Colin L. Johnson