In the much-awaited Joker sequel Joker: Folie à Deux, directed by Todd Phillips, Harry Lawtey (Industry) will feature alongside Joaquin Phoenix, Lady Gaga, and others.
The actor will be a part of a cast that also includes Zazie Beetz, Catherine Keener, and Brendan Gleeson, who played the Joker in the first movie.
The narrative of the next comic book film from Warner Bros. and DC Films is being kept a secret, but Phoenix will return as Arthur Fleck, and Lady Gaga will play Harley Quinn, the Arkham Asylum psychologist who falls in love with her patient, the infamous Batman villain Joker.
According to reports, the movie would include musical themes and be set in Arkham, where Fleck ends up at the conclusion of the first one. (The phrase “madness shared by two” appears at the end of the film’s title; it is likely alluding to Fleck and Quinn’s relationship.)
Despite the lack of information on Lawtey’s involvement in the next Joker movie, we have heard that it will be a significant one. Warner Bros. could not be reached for comment.
Similar to how the first Joker was portrayed, Phillips will helm the film from a screenplay he co-wrote with Scott Silver. It is anticipated that the picture, which is separate from the DC Extended Universe, will begin production in December with a view to a theatrical release on October 4, 2024.
The original Joker, which took place in 1980s Gotham, observed as the mentally unstable stand-up comic Fleck started down a dark path that eventually produced a legendary villain. The movie, which debuted in October 2019, earned more than $1 billion globally, gave Phoenix his first Oscar, and Hildur Gunadóttir, the film’s composer, became just the third woman in history to win the award for Best Original Score.