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Not a movie guy.  Not a super hero/comic book guy.  But saw the first one was incredible.

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e live in a society where Joker 2 is going to happen. And not only do we have a title, we have a release date too. Oh, and now we've got confirmation about the first announced co-star to act across Mr. J. So, if anyone forgot, it's time to remember that the original Joaquin Phoenix-led Joker movie did so well at the box office (and with critics), that Warner Bros. Pictures is ready for another round of the early days of the clown prince of crime.

To recap, Todd Phillips' Joker took in more than $1 billion at the box office, and (unlike a lot of movies spawning from DC intellectual property) got serious raves from critics. Heck, Phoenix even took home the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for the film (which was also nominated for film of the year).

Will Phillips' Joker run afoul of Robert Pattinson's The Batman? What should we expect from this sequel? Let's find out.

Joker 2 release date confirmed

Joker 2 is coming out on October 4, 2024, according to Deadline.

If you'd forgotten that Joker 2 was going to happen, you're not alone. News about the film had been simmering in the background for a while, until news of writer/director Todd Phillips signing onto "co-write the next Joker installment" was buried deeply in a The Hollywood Reporter story about the most powerful lawyers in Hollywood. That means, we're off to the races.

The original Joker movie took about two years to complete: script-writing took place in 2017, and the movie premiered at the 76th Venice International Film Festival in 2019. This is why we think late 2023 is around the time Joker 2 will debut. 

Joker 2 title

Joker 2 isn't the actual title of the film. Joker: Folie à Deux is the full title of the film, as Todd Philips posted to his Instagram.

Related video: Joker - Trailer

Joker 2 plot

First things first: know that Joker 2 is supposedly a musical, as The Hollywood Reporter broke that news.

Secondly, The Wrap reports that "a lot" of the film is meant to take place inside Arkham Asylum. Which makes the title's reference to "shared madness" make sense. It also matches with the expectation for the other reported star in the film.

Joker 2 cast announcement

Joaquin Phoenix is the only announced returning cast member for Joker 2.

On August 4, Lady Gaga joined the Joker 2 cast. And while her role isn't confirmed, it looks like she could be playing Harley Quinn, as The Hollywood Reporter reported when this rumor first emerged.

Sophie Dumond (as played by Zazie Beetz) is also possible to return, as Arthur did not kill Sophie. This was confirmed by cinematographer Lawrence Sher. She did not "wrong" Arthur, so he had no revenge to seek. 

Then, let's also do a bit of recap for who can't come back — per the deaths in Joker. Of course, Murray Franklin (Robert De Niro) isn't going to be in Joker 2, after he was shot in the head, live on air. Arthur's mother Penny Fleck (Frances Conroy) isn't coming back either, as he suffocated her with a pillow.

And, of course, don't expect to see Martha or Thomas Wayne (at least outside of a flashback), as Joe Chill shot them both.

But what about the Waynes' son? We hear he's got a new movie coming out, too.

Joker 2 Batman rumors

While there is a lot of desire for Batman to be in Joker 2, don't expect it. Such an appearance would require a time-jump forward of at least a decade, if not longer. And we're guessing Joker 2 will focus on the evolution of Mr. J, and not jump straight to the fully-formed Joker (the likely subject of a hypothetical Joker 3, which seems inevitable). 

As for what could happen with an eventual Batman appearance, we're not seeing any reason to expect Robert Pattinson in the Joker 2, Joker 3 or any forthcoming movie. Pattinson said to Yahoo that "It’s kind of a different world."

So, that means Joker will likely get his own version of Batman and Bruce Wayne.

 

 

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7 hours ago, Zachtomims47 said:

If it wasn't a f'n musical i'd be pretty hyped for this. But....it is.

Yeah, saw that after I posted it.  Probably just count me out.

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On 8/5/2022 at 8:14 AM, munchmemory said:

The original is a disturbing masterpiece.   Now we have Lady Gaga in the cast?   Please stop it.  They should let the first film stand on its own.  No way they recapture the original's magic.

It's truly is an original work of art that would really be impossible to ever recreate, which I guess is why they're not even closely trying too by making a musical, which boggles my mind.  Why?  Why do this? 

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24 minutes ago, JiFapono said:

It's truly is an original work of art that would really be impossible to ever recreate, which I guess is why they're not even closely trying too by making a musical, which boggles my mind.  Why?  Why do this? 

American dollars. Don't fault them either. No way it can approach the original.

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On 8/5/2022 at 8:14 AM, munchmemory said:

The original is a disturbing masterpiece.   Now we have Lady Gaga in the cast?   Please stop it.  They should let the first film stand on its own.  No way they recapture the original's magic.

I just hope it’s not a damn musical.  The last Batman was the best sleep aid I have ever taken.

Edit: just saw it’s a musical.  Hope it is never made.

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4 minutes ago, Fantasy Island said:

I just hope it’s not a damn musical.  The last Batman was the best sleep aid I have ever taken.

lol  Think I dozed as well.  My wife and son liked Pattinson.  For whatever reason, I did not get him in the role or the film.  I wanted it to end after the first 15 minutes, but it went on for what seemed like forever.

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