I never thought that Joker would be such a huge success (not to mention gross over a billion dollars), but I also didn’t think Joaquin Phoenix would ever return for a sequel. I must have gotten used to being wrong. Joker: Folie à Deux will once again meet Phoenix, who returns to his role as Arthur Flack, and Deadline announced today that Catherine Keener (Project Adam) to join him.
It is not yet known who Catherine Keener will play Joker sequel, and Deadline describes it only as “the main role“, it is kept secret. Whether that means Keener will be playing a character that fans of the comics may be familiar with remains to be seen, but she’s a great addition to the cast. Besides Joaquin Phoenix and Catherine Keener, Joker: Folie à Deux also starring Lady Gaga, Brendan Gleeson and Zazie Beetz. It’s not known who Gleeson will play, but Gaga is expected to play Harley Quinn and Beatz repeatedly her role as Fleck’s neighbor and love interest Sophie Dumond from the original film.
Todd Phillips will return to direct Joker: Folie à Deux from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, and is expected to begin production this December. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it’s been said that most of it will take place in Arkham Asylum, where we left Arthur in the last film. The film is also supposed to have musical elements, which I am very excited to see. Catherine Keener recently starred alongside Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner and Zoe Saldaña in Project Adam on Netflix.
Joker: Folie à Deux will be released in cinemas October 4, 2024.