The first image from the highly-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed film "Joker" has been unveiled. The photograph, which was posted on social media, offers a tantalizing glimpse of the upcoming film and its star-studded cast.
Director Todd Phillips shared the photo on Instagram, featuring the film's lead, Joaquin Phoenix, in the arms of pop icon Lady Gaga.
"Joker: Folie à Deux" marks Lady Gaga's foray into the world of comic book adaptations.
The pop star, who has made a name for herself in the music industry, will reportedly play a version of the popular DC Comics character Harley Quinn. Margot Robbie previously played the role of Harley Quinn in the 2016 film "Suicide Squad" and its 2020 spinoff "Birds of Prey." Lady Gaga confirmed her involvement in "Joker: Folie à Deux" in August of last year.
The sequel is set to be a musical, a creative decision that has piqued the interest of many fans. Rumors suggest that the film will be told from Harley Quinn's point of view, rather than that of the Joker's. According to insiders reported by MOVIEWEB, the movie will explore the twisted and complicated relationship between the two characters. "It's from Harley Quinn's perspective.
And the reason it's a musical is because that's how she perceives her relationship with Joker," a source explained. "Joker: Folie à Deux" is slated for release in theaters on October 4, 2024, five years after the release of the first film.
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The announcement of "Joker: Folie à Deux" has sparked excitement among fans of the Joker and the DC Comics universe. The original "Joker" film, which was released in 2019, received critical acclaim for its portrayal of the iconic villain.
Joaquin Phoenix's performance as Arthur Fleck, a failed comedian who becomes the Joker, earned him numerous accolades, including an Academy Award for Best Actor. The movie was a commercial success, grossing over $1 billion at the global box office.
The sequel promises to be just as compelling, with Lady Gaga adding her star power to an already impressive cast. The pop icon's involvement in the film has generated a lot of interest, with fans eager to see how she interprets the character of Harley Quinn.
The decision to make the sequel a musical is a bold one, but it has also garnered a lot of attention. The film promises to be a unique take on the Joker and Harley Quinn's relationship, with the latter character taking center stage this time around.
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