Joaquin Phoenix's first look out as Joker sequel production gets underwaytext_fields
Los Angeles: As the production of the sequel of Oscar winner flick 'Joker' gets underway, director Todd Philips shared a teaser image featuring Joaquin Phoenix announcing "day one" of work.
"Day 1. Our boy joker," Phillips wrote in a simple caption.
Joaquin Phoenix's Arthur Fleck seems to flex in the first look of the movie 'Joker: Folie a Deux', which is the sequel to the 2019 film 'Joker'.
Phoenix has returned to play Fleck as the sequel seems to have hit the rails, reports Variety.
According to Variety, while plot details remain closely guarded, the 'Joker' sequel will pick up with Phoenix's killer clown after he's been admitted to Arkham Asylum.
Phoenix, who won the Oscar for best actor for his performance in the R-rated original, will be joined by Lady Gaga for the sequel, who has been cast in a role reported to be a take on the DC Comics villain Harley Quinn. Brendan Gleeson has also been cast in the production.
Phillips returns to direct 'Joker: Folie a Deux' after helming the first film, steering the dark comic book adaptation to a whopping 11 Academy Award nominations, a Golden Lion win at the Venice Film Festival and a whopping box office success, with global ticket sales topping $1 billion. The sequel has been described as a musical.
'Joker: Folie a Deux' is set to land in theatres on October 9, 2024, exactly five years following the release of the original film.