The sequel to the Oscar-winning 2019 joker is scheduled for release on October 4, 2024. Deadline reported the news on Thursdayand director Todd Phillips confirmed the release date in an Instagram post. Joaquin Phoenix, who won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of the character in the first film, returns and Lady Gaga will join the cast.
The Instagram post doesn’t reveal who Gaga could be playing, but a possible role would be Joker’s longtime partner Harley Quinn (previously played by Margot Robbie in the DCEU). Rumor has it that the movie record more musical elements, though, which would make Gaga a logical fit. Phillips previously shared on Instagram that the sequel is in the works in June under the title Joker: Folie à Deuxwhich literally translates to ‘madness for two’.
although joker Originally intended as a standalone film, its box office success and Academy Awards (where it received 11 nominations, including Best Picture) made a sequel an obvious choice. That’s especially true given the bumpy execution of Warner Bros. films based on DC Comics titles. Although this year the batter widely regarded as a success (with a sequel quickly turning green), Ezra Miller’s solo outing as The flash got into trouble, and last year’s The Suicide Squad flopped at the register.
Production on the joker the sequel should start in December, Deadline reports.
Update August 4, 12:29 PM ET: The release date of the film and the casting of Lady Gaga have been confirmed.