Todd Phillips has wrapped filming on Joker: Folie á Deux, the sequel to 2019’s Joker and part of the “Elseworlds” corner of the DC Universe. Basically, it has nothing to do with the failed DCEU or James Gunn’s upcoming stuff with DC Studios. While the film is still more than a year away, Phillips has graced fans with some new images featuring Phoenix as Arthur Dent, and Lady Gaga as Harleen Quinzel aka Harley Quinn.
Here’s what Phillips had to say about the end of production: “That’s a wrap. Thanks to these two (+ the entire cast) and the BEST crew that the film industry has to offer. From top to bottom. Gonna crawl into a cave now (edit room) and put it all together.”
The images aren’t anything out of this world, especially the one of Phoenix in full Joker makeup. But the Gaga one is interesting, because to me it looks like Quinzel, who is Fleck’s psychologist at Arkham Asylum, is in the process of giving in to the psychotic side of her personality. We all know she will eventually enter a crazy, toxic romance with Joker.
Also in the cast are Zazie Beetz, who reprises her role as Fleck’s neighbor Sophie Dumond, plus Brendan Gleeson, Catherine Keener, Jacob Lofland, and Harry Lawtey.
Joker: Folie á Deux hits theaters on October 24th 2024.