Joker 2 director Todd Phillips shares new Folie à Deux image

Joker 2 director Todd Phillips shares a new image from Folie à Deux featuring Joaquin Phoenix in the pouring rain.

We’re now exactly one year (and one day) away from the release of Joker: Folie à Deux. To prepare us for stepping back into Arthur Fleck’s (Joaquin Phoenix) world, director Todd Phillips has shared a new Joker 2 image on Instagram.

The new Joker 2 image features Arthur Fleck looking upwards into the rain, flanked by several unidentified people holding colourful umbrellas. “Thanks for all the messages,” Todd Phillips wrote on Instagram. “Four years ago we had quite a ride. Lots of great memories. More to come.

Joker 2 features the return of Joaquin Phoenix as the title character. He’s joined by Lady Gaga, who is said to be playing Harley Quinn. The rest of the cast includes Brendan Gleeson, Catherine Keener, Jacob Lofland, and Harry Lawtey. Zazie Beetz will also be returning to reprise her role as Sophie Dumond from the first movie, a love interest for Arthur. Earlier this year, Beetz teased that the sequel won’t be what fans are expecting. “I think people will be surprised. I don’t think it’s going to be what they expect, around it being musical,” Zazie Beetz said. “We all sort of express musically and dancing in our lives day-to-day. I think it’s going to work really well.

The first film was quite a box office success as it became the first R-rated movie to gross over $1 billion worldwide. The film won numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix. Anticipation for the Joker sequel is sky-high, but will it do as well as the first?

Plot details for the Joker sequel are being kept under wraps, but it’s been said that much of it will take place within Arkham Asylum, which is where we left Arthur in the last film. Joker: Folie à Deux will hit theaters on October 4, 2024.

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