Lady Gaga’s involvement in Joker 2 is now official as the first Joker: Folie à Deux Teaser video has been released for the upcoming films.
Joker 2 is set for an October 4, 2024, release, which is exactly five years after the original. Joaquin Phoenix will reprise his role as Arthur Fleck, while he’ll be joined by Gaga’s Harley Quinn. As the video teases, it will be a musical to some extent. Todd Phillips returns to direct the sequel to the 2019 DC hit.
Check out the Joker 2 teaser trailer below:
Joker: Folie à Deux
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 4, 2022
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“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, in appropriate 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, fromy 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 fatal, events.”
Phoenix starred as the titular villain with Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.