Joker: Folie à Deux set photos and videos were captured this weekend as the film moved to shoot exteriors in downtown Los Angeles.
Please consider everything beyond this point as potential spoilers.
We got a good first look at Joaquin Phoenix in a new suit with washed-out Joked makeup on his face. The question is about the person in the full Joker suit and look from the end of the first film.
They were setting up for a scene that features Arthur apparently being chased by two previous versions of himself. We can’t tell if he is imagining these two pursuers, or if they are fans dressed up as him which would fit with the ending of the first movie.
The chase was then captured by fans near the set from multiple angles.
There was even a sighting of what appears to be Lady Gaga filming a scene.
This seems to be the only photo of her that surfaced, so we’re not very clear on what may be happening here.
Joker hit theaters in 2019 and quickly became the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time–a seat it still holds more than 3 years later–by a significant margin. The Clown Prince of Crime raked in $1.07 billion at the worldwide box office, followed by Deadpool 2 and Deadpool at $786 and $782 million respectively. Phillips’ unique take on the character was also nominated for 11 Academy Awards, winning two of those. Joaquin Phoenix won Best Actor, while Hildur Guðnadóttir took him a golden statue for Original Music Score.
Phoenix returns to once again star in the sequel, and Phillips has returned to both write and direct. Alongside Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn, there are currently-unconfirmed reports of Zazie Beetz, Catherine Keener, Harry Lawtey, and Jacob Lofland joining the cast as well.
The film’s title already feels like a solid fit for the characters. The term ‘folie à deux,’ or ‘folly of two’ is a french term that refers to a condition of shared psychosis or shared delusional disorder. Applying real-world medical terms to fictional characters can be rocky, but if ever there was a term to describe Joker and Harley Quinn, this sure seems like it.
Joker: Folie à Deux is currently scheduled to hit theaters on Oct. 4, 2024.