“Joker” cinematographer Lawrence Sher says the upcoming sequel “Joker: Folie a Deux” is currently “in the final stages of production”.
As previously revealed by Sher, the new film is using Francis Ford Coppola’s musical “One from the Heart” as a template for its visual style.
Even though the “Joker” sequel is still a year away from release next October, it seems work on it has been proceeding apace and will be finished well before that planned release.
“Something I appreciate about Todd Phillips – who I’ve done seven movies with, including Joker – is that he’s always taking risks. We’re just finishing up post-production on it. This movie is a big swing and it’s going to be really surprising to people. I’m so excited for everyone to see it.”
The R-rated 2019 film grossed $1 billion and landed Joaquin Phoenix the best actor Oscar. Phoenix returns as Arthur Fleck here in a story that will reportedly unfold almost entirely within Gotham City’s Arkham Asylum.
Lady Gaga, Zazie Beetz, Catherine Keener, Brendan Gleeson, and Jacob Lofland co-star in the movie which Phillips once again directs from a script he wrote with Scott Silver. It opens October 4th 2024.