‘Joker: Folie a Deux’: Release date, first look photos and much more to know about the Lady Gaga sequel

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'Joker: Folie a Deux': Release date, first look photos and much more to know about the Lady Gaga sequel

five years later Joker After releasing in theaters to rave reviews from critics and fans, it’s almost time for a star-studded sequel, Joker Folie à Deux, To dance in theaters to the tune of Gary Glitter’s “Rock and Roll Part 2”.

On Tuesday, Warner Bros. Discovery and the film’s cast and crew — including Lady Gaga and director Todd Phillips – released the first poster for the upcoming sequel, which is based on the DC characters Joker (Joaquin Phoenix) and Harley Quinn (Lady Gaga).

The poster – which includes the film’s name, release date and the message that “the world’s a stage” – shows the pair in their infamous clown makeup dancing in the light of a blue room. Phoenix, 49, has comic-accurate green hair, while Gaga, 38, wears her Harley Quinn gold locks in a bun.

Lady Gaga and Joaquin Phoenix in the first poster of ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’; , Warner Bros. Pictures

Along with the first poster for the release in October 2024, the filmmakers also released a new trailer, which will arrive on Tuesday, April 9.

The “Bad Romance” singer wrote, “The world’s a stage. Joker: Folie à Deux Trailer Coming April 9th. 🃏” in an instagram post on Tuesday. she was the first Announced joining the cast In August 2022, a few months before their first seen filming In and around New York City.

In anticipation of the new movie, ET is answering some of the biggest questions about the film, including who’s in it, what it’s about and when we can see it.

when does it Joker Folie à Deux Premiere?

The film will be released in theaters in the United States on October 4, 2024. Warner Bros. has not yet announced or shared details regarding international release dates and whether they differ from the US release. This date is exactly five years after the release of the original film.

Lady Gaga and Joaquin Phoenix on the set of ‘Joker: Folie a Deux’ in NYC – Gotham/GC Images

What is Joker: Folie A Deux About this?

Although exact details of the project are being kept under wraps, it is believed to be a continuation of the Joker origin story told in the first film. That film was based on Batman’s archenemy Arthur Fleck, as he transitioned from comedian to villain.

Based on photos released by Phillips on his Instagram during filming, it looks like the film will closely follow the DC Comics story of how the Joker and Harley Quinn fell in love.

In the comics, the Joker is a patient at Arkham Asylum following his arrest and is placed under the care of Dr. Harleen Quinzel. The Joker slowly turns Quinzel against his better judgment until eventually he pushes him into a vat of chemicals, bleaching his skin and driving him insane.

In 2023, the film was confirmed to be a musical and just last month, Diversity reported that Joker: Folie A Deux It contains at least 15 cover songs, making it similar to Moulin Rouge starring Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman. The outlet also shared that original tracks may also be included.

Who are the actors in the film?

In the highly anticipated sequel, Joaquin Phoenix reprises his role as the Joker, while Lady Gaga joins the cast as Harley Quinn – the Joker’s psychiatrist turned lover at Arkham Asylum. Also returning is Zazie Beets as Sophie Dumond – a single mother who lives in the same building as the Joker. Newcomers include Steve Coogan, Banshees of Inishrein Stars Brendan Gleeson, and Catherine Keener, all in undisclosed roles.

Steve Coogan, Brendan Gleeson and Catherine Keener have all joined the sequel in undisclosed roles – Mike Marsland/WireImage/Jesse Oliveira/Getty Images/Fraser Harrison/Getty Images

Where was the movie filmed?

The film was filmed in New York City and surrounding areas in the winter and spring of 2023. At the time, Gaga and Phoenix were caught filming on the stairs where Phoenix’s character had her now-infamous dance scene from the 2019 original film. The on-screen pair were seen getting affectionate as Gaga busted out her moves on the stairs.

Lady Gaga and Joaquin Phoenix on the set of ‘Joker Folie à Deux’ in 2023 – Gotham/GC Images

Production was also in progress outside the New York City Courthouse in late March. In photos posted online, an iteration of Gaga’s iconic character — previously played by Margot Robbie and Kaley Cuoco — walked into the building and even gave a man in the crowd outside the middle finger.

A few days later, the film was spotted shooting in Belleville, New Jersey, in a building that would serve as Arkham Asylum for the purposes of the film.

Lady Gaga on the set of ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ in March 2023 – Kenna Betancur/AFP via Getty Images
A general view of Arkham Asylum in ‘Joker: Folie a Deux’ in Belleville, New Jersey on March 28, 2023 – Gotham/GC Images

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