Joker 2, also known as Joker: Folie à Deux, set to hit theaters by 2024 is adding more locations for fans to visit in Gotham besides the iconic steps in the first film.
The sequel has a stellar lineup, including the return of Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck (the Joker) who will be joined by love interest, Harley Quinn, played by none other than New York-born icon, Lady Gaga.
Recently, Gaga has been spotted filming with director Todd Phillips at New York County Criminal Court. Lucky New Yorkers who caught a sneak peek of the scene were able to watch Gaga walk up the steps before planting a kiss on a screaming woman and skipping away into the courthouse.
Though the movie is set in Gotham (aka NYC), most of the filming will be done in Los Angeles. Joker: Folie à Deux, translated to “Madness for Two” in French, will be primarily shot in psychiatric hospital, Arkham Asylum, reports Digital Spy.
Little has yet to be released about the movie’s plot, however, sources predict it will again be centered around Fleck’s psyche and struggle with mental illness. It may come as a surprise to many, but Joker 2 announced that it will actually be a musical. (I mean, with Lady Gaga in the cast, how could you not want it to be?!).
The original Joker film in 2019 brought in more than $1 billion at box offices worldwide and won two Oscars. Therefore, fans can only expect the second movie to be just as groundbreaking. According to IMDb, the sequel has an estimated budget of $150,000,000.
Joker: Folie à Deux’s official release date is October 4, 2024. You can stay up to date on the most recent announcements via Instagram.