Filmmaker Todd Phillips has revealed a set of new photos from his highly anticipated “Joker: Folie a Deux” film featuring Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga.
The first photo sees Phoenix’s Joker in his cell at Arkham Asylum, whilst the second has Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn looking at him while he’s walking around with his makeup on.
In his posting on Instagram, Phillips says: “Wishing everyone a happy holiday and a beautiful new year”. There’s been no trailers for the film as yet and it’s expected we won’t see any until probably around Easter at the earliest.
The R-rated 2019 “Joker” 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 and will have musical elements.
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.
The film is considered a DC Elseworlds project, thus is not part of the Peter Safran and James Gunn DC Universe. Previously it has been said the new film will take its visual inspiration from Francis Ford Coppola’s lavish musical “One from the Heart”.
“Joker: Folie a Deux” is slated to premiere on October 4th 2024.