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The release date for Joker: Folie à Deux has finally been revealed and we hope you're not holding your breath.
Deadline reports the highly-anticipated sequel will drop on 4 October 2024, which will be five years after the original.
The news outlet says production is expected to get underway in December this year and then it'll be a long road of editing, post-production and a likely huge press tour.
Variety says that while the first film, starring Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, was a 'dark and gritty drama', the sequel will be very different.
Not only is Lady Gaga tipped to play Harley Quinn, but Joker: Folie à Deux is also set to be a musical. Talk about a twist.
In the comics, Joker and Quinn meet at the Arkham Asylum, where Harley acts as the villain's psychotherapist.
She soon becomes entranced by the prisoner and joins him on his quest for madness and mayhem.
At the end of Joker, we saw Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) inside Arkham State Hospital before he makes his daring escape.
Gaga's casting hasn't been confirmed yet, however The Wrap has reported that the plot for Joker 2 will largely take place in the notorious Arkham Asylum.
Could this be where he meets Quinn or another iconic Gotham villain?
It's unclear what the sequel will be about however the title does give us a tiny insight.
Folie à deux is a French term that means 'the shared madness of two'. That could very easily play into the Joker-Quinn relationship that is seen in the comic books or it could be about something completely different.
Joker director Todd Phillips, who has signed on to direct the sequel, indicated something very interesting about Arthur Fleck.
In Joker: Vision & Fury, which was a 22-minute behind-the-scenes look at making the movie, Phillips said Phoenix's character might not even be the Gotham villain.
"There’s many ways to look at the movie. He might not be Joker. This is just a version of a Joker origin," he said.
"It’s just the version this guy is telling in this room at a mental institution. I don’t know that he’s the most reliable narrator in the world, you know what I’m saying?”
He added that the whole plot of Joker is 'just the version [Arthur] is telling in this room at a mental institution'.
That could mean we get to meet the real Joker in the sequel.
Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros. Mikel Janín/DC Comics
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