Brendan Gleeson has been cast in the upcoming DC sequel “Joker 2: Folie À Deux”.reports deadline. The more prominent Irish character actor joins an already star-studded cast, which also includes lead actor Joaquin Phoenix, Lady Gaga and returnee Zazie Beetz.
Blockbuster fans will probably be most familiar with Brendan Gleeson for his role as Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody in the “Harry Potter“ know films. But Gleeson is much more than that. The 67-year-old won an Emmy in 2009 for portraying former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the TV movie Into The Storm. He is also nominated for “State Of The Union” at this year’s awards on September 13th. The Dublin native has also had a number of other memorable roles in his career, from prison cook in Paddington 2 to hitman with a heart in See Bruges…And Die. What role did he play inJoker 2 “will embody, according to the deadline– Message not yet known.
There are still no official details about the plot of the DC sequel. However, we already know that, unlike the predecessor, it will be a musical. Also, the title “Folie À Deux,” which describes a mental illness affecting two (or more) people, suggests that Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), aka the Joker is now dragging another person into his madness. There really isn’t anyone else out there other than the as yet unknown Lady Gaga character, who we’d vouch for will be Harley Quinn or at least some twist on the legendary DC villain.
Furthermore, “Folie À Deux” has a budget of 150 million US dollars, which is almost three times the price of its predecessor (55 million). German cinema release of “Joker 2” is October 3, 2024.