New photos and videos from the set of the upcoming Warner Bros. movie Joker: Folie à Deux have surfaced online, showing Joaquin Phoenix shooting scenes in the streets of Los Angeles. In the footage, Phoenix can be seen fully transformed into the titular DC Comics villain, complete with makeup and costume.
The sequel to 2019’s Joker, which earned over $1 billion at the worldwide box office, Folie à Deux is once again being directed by Todd Phillips. Joaquin Phoenix is reprising his Academy Award-winning role as Arthur Fleck, the failed comedian who turns into the Clown Prince of Crime.
The set photos and videos showcase Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker return. The 48-year-old actor is seen in full Arthur Fleck mode, rocking his eerie makeup from the end of the first Joker movie. Los Angeles has been transformed into Gotham City for the shoot and every detail has been carefully crafted to bring the world of The Joker back to life.
Joker followed Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck as he transformed into the Clown Prince of Crime and Folie á Deux now looks set to show Harleen Quinzel following him into madness, with Lady Gaga playing the DC Comics villain. Phoenix earned an Oscar for his work as The Joker.
What can audiences expect from the Joker sequel?
After the first film ended with Arthur Fleck in Arkham State Hospital, it’s likely that – as in previous iterations – Harleen Quinzel will start out as the Joker’s psychiatrist. Plot details are being kept under wraps but the a significant chunk of the sequel is expected to take place in Arkham.
Todd Phillips is directing Joker: Folie à Deux from a script he co-wrote alongside Scott Silver, who also worked on the original. Production is currently underway for an October 2024 release.
The cast of Folie à Deux also features Brendan Gleeson, Zazie Beetz, Catherine Keener, Jacob Lofland and Harry Lawtey.
The first Joker movie is currently available on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital formats. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the sequel and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!