“Joker 2” was recently confirmed by Warner. The studio would have already locked in a 2024 release date for the sequel to the film worn by Joaquin Phoenix.
Jokerhuge success for Arthur Fleck
We had been waiting for it for a long time, and finally, at the beginning of June, Warner formalized Joker 2under the title Joker : Madness for two. A film that will necessarily be expected when we see the success of the first feature film worn by Joaquin Phoenix. Released shortly before the Covid-19 pandemic, Joker has garnered grossing over $1 billion at the global box office. An impressive score given that Todd Phillips’ film is not strictly speaking a blockbuster.
Product for “only” $55 million, Joker is a drama strongly inspired by Taxi Driver (1976) and The Waltz of the puppets (1982) by Martin Scorsese. We discover there Arthur Fleck, in 1981, a failed, psychologically unstable clown who lives with his mother and dreams of becoming a stand-up comedian. By dint of humiliation, and the day he is attacked by traders, Arthur switches definitively into madness and leads poor and miserable Gotham to revolt against a sick society that has abandoned him (see our review).
In addition to attracting mass audiences, Joker has won the Golden Lion in Venice in 2019while Joaquin Phoenix walked away with Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Actor. In total, the film had received eleven Oscar nominations, and was nominated for the César for best foreign film in 2020.
A date for Joker 2
Three years later, the sequel was announced. But don’t expect to discover anything in the next few months. Because according to Deadline, Joker 2 shouldn’t be out before end of year 2024. Specifically, the American media announces a release date on October 4, exactly five years after Joker. In France, we can imagine that the film will be released the previous Wednesday, so October 2, or the following week, October 9as was the case for the first opus.
Production is not expected to begin until December of this year. Todd Phillips has already shown his script to Joaquin Phoenix, as seen on his Instagram post. But nothing is known about the plot, other than the high likelihood that the story takes place largely in Arkham Asylum. Rumors have also raised the possibility that the film is a musicaland that Lady Gaga embodies Harley Quinn, but nothing has been confirmed on this subject.