Zazie Beetz is expected to return as Sophie Dumond in Joker: Folie à Deux starring Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga.
The Joker sequel is ramping up after it was first revealed by director Todd Phillips that the film would get the subtitle, Folie à Deux. Then it was reported that Lady Gaga was in talks to appear opposite Joaquin Phoenix as Harley Quinn in the sequel, which is rumored to be a musical largely set in Arkham Asylum.
Sophie Is Back!
Last week, Warner Bros. confirmed that Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga would headline Joker: Folie à Deux in a teaser that also revealed the film’s October 2024 release date. Deadline has now reported that Zazie Beetz will reprise the role of Sophie Dumond in the upcoming sequel.
In the first Joker film, Sophie was believed to be Arthur Fleck’s girlfriend, until it was revealed that they were nothing more than neighbors. The Joker sequel is expected to start principal photography in December.
Here is the official synopsis for Joker:
Director Todd Phillips’ “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.
Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.
Joker is available on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital, while Folie à Deux will hit theaters on October 4, 2024. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the sequel, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!