Want to take a sneak peek at Joaquin Phoenix in Joker 2?

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11 Dec 2022, 22:55

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The film proper is due in 2024.

Here, have a look at this - it's a snap of Joaquin Phoenix in the forthcoming Joker: Folie à Deux, taken by director Todd Phillips and posted to Instagram with the caption, “Day 1. Our boy. #joker."

What we're taking from that is that filming for the hugely anticipated sequel has begun. And that maybe Joker is now incarcerated in Arkham Asylum. OMG.

The follow-up to the 2019 film, which is due to be released in 2024, has added to its cast Lady Gaga, Harry Lawtey, Jacob Lofland and Brendan Gleeson 

Returning from the first film are Zazie Beetz, who played Jokers neighbour, Sophie, as well as, of course, Phoenix in the titular role.

The directors post was met with immediate requests from fans, inquiring if they might get a look at the new movie’s other main character, who’s played by the aforementioned Lady Gaga, and who’s expected to be this universe’s version of Harley Quinn.

Unsurprisingly, there was no dice. Worth a try.

There's no wonder that Phillips is keeping details Folie à Deux close to his - or indeed, Phoenix's - chest. The first movie brought in a massive $1.074 billion at the box office off of a minuscule $70 million budget. 

All in good time people. We think this one is going to be worth waiting for...