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Joaquin Phoenix`s `Joker 2` to hit theatres on October 4, 2024

Joaquin Phoenix`s `Joker 2` to hit theatres on October 4, 2024

Movie enthusiasts, rejoice! Makers of the upcoming musical crime thriller 'Joker: Folie a Deux', starring Hollywood Oscar-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix has announced the release date of their film.

`Joker: Folie a Deux` is all set to hit the theatres on October 4, 2024. According to Variety, the sequel, which sees the return of Joaquin Phoenix as Batman's titular archenemy, will debut on the big screen exactly five years after the first film was released.

The movie will yet again be directed by Todd Phillips, in a script co-written with Scott Silver. The theatrical release for Joker 2 is set on the same day as the first film's debut, marking the fifth-year anniversary of DC Comics' Academy Award-nominated entry.

Deadline learnt about Joker 2's release date through a recent update of media analytics company Comscore. Warner Bros. already had the day on hold for an untitled DC Comics movie, which has now revealed itself to be the sequel to Phillips' Joker. The Hangover creator had previously confirmed a sequel to the 2019 psychological drama via an Instagram post, featuring the cover page for the screenplay, as Phoenix (Her, The Master) reads through it.

While plot details are still kept in the dark, reports suggest that it is a musical drama. If things go as planned, Joker 2 will mark Gaga's first collaboration with Phoenix. Upon release, Joker became the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, collecting $1.07 billion (about Rs. 8,345 crores) at the global box office. The film was nominated for Best Picture at the 2020 Oscars, with Pheonix and composer Hildur Guðnadóttir winning awards in the Best Actor and Best Original Score categories, respectively.

The Joker 2 release date news comes in the wake of Warner Bros. Discovery axing Leslie Grace-led Batgirl movie while in the final stages of post-production. Reports indicate that the film was subject to test screenings, with audiences calling it "irredeemable." The movie will no longer see the light of day, in cinemas or on HBO Max. Warner Bros. Discovery chose to cancel the Batgirl movie as a tax write-off, some reports say.

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