It was officially announced a while ago, and now we know when it’s going to arrive. DC has officially revealed that Joker 2, officially titled Joker: Folie À Deux (translated which translates to Joker: Madness for Two), starring Joaquin Phoenix and with Todd Phillips returning to write and direct, will be released on October 4, 2024, Deadline has learned!
Last June, Todd Phillips posted on Twitter an image featuring Phoenix reading the script for the sequel, and the Joker sequel, which was the fruit of rumors and speculations ever since the original movie was released, finally became a real thing. Nearly two months after the announcement that the sequel is happening, we finally know that we’ll watch the sequel exactly five years after the original movie.
The Joker movie was released in 2019 and it became of the most successful DC movies ever. It grossed $1.074 billion worldwide against a $70 million budget, which makes it the highest-grossing R-rated movie ever. The movie received critical acclaim, and it was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. The movie won two Academy Awards, for Best Actor (Phoenix) and Best Original Score, composed by Hildur Guðnadóttir.
The talks about the sequel started almost immediately after DC saw what kind of hit they have. There were a lot of rumors and speculations about the sequel, but now we finally have a legit announcement, although, some fans still think that the first movie doesn’t need a sequel. The first movie was a massive success, so it’s not a surprise that WB and DC want more of Phoenix’s Joker, we can only hope that Phillips has a story good enough to justify the sequel and live up to the name of Joker.