There is no denying that Joker 2 is one of the most anticipated films of 2024 featuring Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga together for the very first time. Moreover, Todd Philips, who directed part one, is all set to return to the director’s chair for the sequel. For the unversed, the latest reports suggest that the film is going to be a musical this time with Lady Gaga playing the role of the famous Harley Quinn. Now, much to the excitement of the fans, the film’s first look was recently teased by the filmmaker while sharing an image of Joaquin Phoenix on social media.
The new post
For the unversed, the production for Joker: Folie à Deux has already begun. Amid the same, Phillips shared a close-up photo of Joaquin Phoenix in his Arthur Fleck look. The photo that has now gone viral showcases, Fleck, giving a dead-eyed look as he’s receiving a shave from another individual. The filmmaker also added a caption along with the same post that reads, “Day 1. Our boy. #joker.” There is no denying that the fans couldn’t get enough of the intense first look. Moreover, Joaquin’s sister Rain Phoenix also commented on the same post with a shocked emoji.
Check out the viral picture below.
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According to an earlier report by Variety, the film is all set to hit the theatre screens on October 4, 2024. The fans have been excited to watch the film ever since the sequel was announced. Many are particularly excited because Lady Gaga is going to be a part of it. Another joyful news was that noted international artist Lady Gaga was confirmed to play Harley Quinn in the upcoming musical. The movie will mark the singer’s superhero debut. Previously, Margot Robbie played the role of Harley Quinn in other DC movies like Suicide Squad and Birds of Prey. Robbie last essayed the same role in The Suicide Squad by James Gunn last year.
Phoenix as the joker
Joaquin Phoenix played the role of the troubled DC villain in Joker, which was released in 2019. The earlier film not only won critical acclaim but was a huge commercial success across the world. For the unversed, Joker bagged a whopping 11 Oscar nominations, and Joaquin Phoenix won the best actor award in the same.