Director Todd Phillips has revealed a first picture of Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker in the DC hit musical sequel Joker as filming begins.
With "Joker", director Todd Phillips ("Hangover") and leading actor Joaquin Phoenix gave the DC films at Warner Bros. new and much-needed impetus to break through the chaos surrounding "Justice League" and the cinematic universe renamed the DC Universe (DCU). to provide orientation for the filmmakers involved. Incidentally, the DC film still grossed over a billion US dollars and brought Phoenix an Oscar for Best Actor - and that in a comic book film adaptation (!). Not to mention that "Joker" only cost $55 million.
When will Joker 2 be in cinemas?
Who knows if the film would have existed today under Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav. After all, film fans now know him as the man who dumped the almost finished Batgirl. The reason given by the company was a new strategic direction, also with regard to the DCU franchise. Everything indicates that DCU films will be re-established as bombastic cinema events in the future, to which some DC series have already fallen victim in addition to "Batgirl". And it could get a few more projects.
"Joker 2" shouldn't be one of them, because the first film led the studio to gravel. And Zaslav certainly expects the same from the sequel, which is entitled "Joker: Folie à Deux". Even "Joker", which you can stream via Amazon, took a completely different path compared to previous DC titles, more "Taxi Driver" than "Man of Steel", more "Clockwork Orange" than "Suicide Squad". But the sequel, oh yeah, the sequel completely sucks the bird here. It is said that "Joker: Folie à Deux" should be a musical.
And this crazy idea of a film has now also been given a start date: In the USA the film will be released in cinemas on October 4th, 2024, in Germany then probably on October 3rd. So make a note, folks. And if you want to know what else awaits you in the DC Universe, then take a look at our video.