A cinematic sequel to the Oscar-winning psychological thriller Jokerbased on one of the world’s best-known comic book villains, is set to hit theaters on October 4, 2024, a spokesperson for film distributor Warner Bros. said Wednesday.
Joker: Madness for two will feature Joaquin Phoenix reprising his role as the title character, according to the studio’s spokesperson. His performance in the original 2019 film, depicting an origin story for DC Comics’ superhero archenemy Batman, won him an Academy Award for Best Actor.
Jokerwhich in addition to Phoenix’s win was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars and won Best Original Score, was directed and produced by Todd Phillips, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver.
The story traced the psychological descent of the film’s protagonist, failed party clown and aspiring comedian Arthur Fleck, and the social forces that transformed him from a despondent loner into a cold-blooded killer who inspires a wave. of violence in the fictional metropolis of Gotham. Town.
The sequel will be a musical with Lady Gaga: report
No further details about the sequel were immediately made available by Warner Bros. But the Hollywood trade publication Variety reported that the new production will be a musical with Lady Gaga set to play Joker co-conspirator Harley Quinn.
Phoenix, 47, known for playing brooding or emotionally troubled characters, won widespread acclaim for a performance that many critics hailed as “chilling” and “disturbing”.
He was the second performer to win an Oscar for playing the Joker, following in the footsteps of Heath Ledger, who posthumously won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his 2008 portrayal of the character in The black Knight.