Put on a big smile because Joker 2 is now officially coming. In November 2019, speculations arose that a sequel had been approved; however, it was immediately disproved. Then, in May 2021, progress on the following installment was allegedly announced.
In June 2022, author Todd Phillips stated that the complete script, co-written with Scott Silver, had been finished and announced the sequel’s title (really, it looks like the writing was finished back in May). So what can we expect regarding the sequel?
Joker 2 Release Date
Filming has yet to commence on Joker 2, but there is a screenplay, with Philips sharing a picture of Phoenix perusing one on Instagram. However, the original picture only took 18 months to go from being green-lit to international theatrical distribution, so perhaps the wait won’t be excruciatingly long.
There is no formal release date for Joker 2, but the director has announced the project is in the process.
Based on the release date of the original Joker movie, which arrived a year after the script had been finished, fans should expect Joker 2 to land somewhere in 2023.
Joker 2 Cast
The anticipated cast of Joker 2 is as follows:
- Zazie Beetz in the role of Sophie Dumond
- Joaquin Phoenix being Arthur Fleck / Joker
- Frances Conroy will perform as Penny Fleck
- Robert De Niro will act as Murray Franklin
Joker 2 Plot
The conclusion of Joker sees our face-painted murderer break out of the mental clinic Arkham Asylum before entering a wild, violent riot in the alleys of Gotham.
While the first film was loosely inspired by the 1988 solo comic Batman: The Killing Joke, Philips has indicated they didn’t look at existing media for inspiration, adding that “the aim was never to bring Joaquin Phoenix into the comic book movie universe.
The idea was to incorporate superhero films into the Joaquin Phoenix multiverse.” He’s also rejected superhero movies before because he felt they were too “loud.”
Therefore, it is reasonable to predict that Joker 2 will draw little inspiration from the current mythos. However, the title Folie à Deux provides hints about the film’s potential course.
The title, which translates to “two craziness,” has led some to believe that the film will examine the relationship between Harley Quinn and the Joker.
In an interview with Phoenix early this year, Willem Dafoe expressed his desire to portray the Joker.
In an interview with GQ, he stated, “Something is intriguing about the possibility of a Joker impersonator. Therefore, it would be feasible for there to be a Joker impersonator who is not the Joker.”
“This raises the possibility of an interesting plot, especially if you have Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and someone mimicking or playing off of what he did. I daydreamed about it.”
Naturally, Joker 2 is only a placeholder for a film that has not even been confirmed, and CinemaBlend speculates that Arthur may not even be in the sequel.
They suggest Phillips may follow a similar strategy to American Horror Story or Fargo, focusing on a different Gotham villain in the next picture and exploring the backstories of multiple characters in an anthology of films.
Joker 2 might go in any path, so stay tuned as we update this page with any new facts or rumors as they become available.
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Joker 2 Trailer
Check Joker 1 trailer here: