If the multi-hyphenate star takes the role, he’ll play the Clown Prince, Crime’s longtime love, alongside Joaquin Phoenix.
Script and Blockbuster Features
Don’t let it rain on their parade. Just a week after the news that Todd Phillips’ long-awaited “Joker” sequel was indeed going well. Completed with a script and a title for the blockbuster feature. In which Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix starred as the Clown Prince of Crime. We have already got more details about the project.
The Hollywood Reporter shares the news
And what are those details? The Hollywood Reporter shared the news that not only has Phillips reportedly found his leading lady. Currently in need of a movie called “Joker: Folie Deux”. No less than the multi-talented Lady Gaga, who is currently in “opening talks”. For the role of Harley Quinn, the Joker’s iconicand equally crazy lover. THR reports that “this new Quinn exists in a different DC universe than Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. Who most recently appeared in 2021’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ as well as several other films,” which featured Robbie -includes the spinoff “Birds of Prey”.
Phoenix’s dance moves during the first movie
And what would a feature starring Lady Gaga be without a musical component? THR also reports that – gasp! The sequel is being set as a musical. Featuring Phoenix’s wildly fondness for dance moves during the first film, and multi-Grammy-winner Gaga’s full-strength talent. This wild pairing really makes little sense?
Gaga still in early talks for gig
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. While Gaga is still in early talks for the gig. THR also reports that sources told her that the studio has yet to close a deal with Phoenix. “It’s deep with both sides.” We’re guessing they’ll figure it out, especially as this news lights up the internet.
6th highest-grossing film of 2019
The sixth highest-grossing film of 2019, “Joker” was the first R-rated film to gross over $1 billion worldwide. By most measures, it is the most profitable comic book movie of all time. It has a budget of somewhere between $55 and $70 million and a final worldwide gross of $1.074 billion.
Hildur Gunadothir wins Best Original Score award
The film not only won Phoenix the Best Actor award at the 92nd Academy Awards. The rather moody, string-heavy music won Hildur Gunadothir the award for Best Original Score. The film received 11 Oscar nominations overall. Gaga was recently nominated for Best Actress for her work in “A Star Is Born.” Also included is the eventual winner, “Shallow”, in addition to the two best songs for the film.
When will “Folie Deux” be in theaters?
No word on when “Joker: Folie Deux” will hit theaters. But this sudden rush of major news about the project signals Warner Bros. Discovery has a clear interest in continuing its off-kilter superhero spinoff. Even during grueling times in the studio, Joe has struggled to replicate the success of Phillips’ smash hit.
Philips officially confirmed
Phillips officially confirmed that the follow-up to 2019’s Joker will proceed under the working title Joker folie deux. Named for an event in which two or more persons, usually family members, experience a similar or similar mental disorder. Although Phoenix has not officially signed on to the film. Phillips shared a photo of the actor reading the script, which was penned by Phillips and Scott Silver.