Joker 2: a release date and new details for the DC sequel

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While the abandonment of the Batgirl film still agitates the specialized press, Warner tries to drown the fish by swinging a release date for Joker: Madness at Two.

After Warner buried Batgirl alive, it's legitimate to wonder what other DC projects might jump into a near future. Among the candidates most likely to be dropped, there is the film Blue Beetle (which was originally due to be released on HBO Max), the one about the magician Zatanna, the series Justice League Dark or even the second spin-off of The Suicide Squad on Amanda Waller (Viola Davis).

One ​​of the only certainties with the sequel to The Batmanis that Joker's should not be impacted by the famous change in strategy of the studio and the streaming platform after the feature film directed by Todd Phillips passed the symbolic mark of the billion dollars at the global box office. In addition to scoring a record for an R-rated film (banned for those under 17 unaccompanied by an adult in the United States), The Clown Prince of Crime's origin story has also been a critical success with 11 Oscar nominations, two golden statuettes (one for Joaquin Phoenix and the other for composer Hildur Guðnadóttir) as well as the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

Joaquin Phoenix in Joker

There were already few doubts that the film would get a sequel, but there are even fewer that its development announced last June will make its way to theaters. Pre-production has only just begun, but according to Deadline, Warner has already scheduled the film for release on October 4, 2024, exactly the same date as the first installment (and the launch of awards season).

The director will return to service behind the camera and on the screenplay, which he will co-write again with Scott Silver, while Joaquin Phoenix is ​​obviously expected to take over the role of Arthur Fleck. A recent article by The Wrap also reported that the bulk of the plot should take place in Arkham Asylum, which would make a lot of sense given that the first film ends in a mental hospital. .

Harley Quinn's new face?

The presence of a new Harley Quinn played by Lady Gaga has not been confirmed (just like the rumored 'a musical), but it is not impossible to imagine a story inspired by the comic book Mad Love in which the psychiatrist Harleen Quinzel would gradually fall under the influence of the Joker, this well-known origin story having barely been flown over in Suicide Squad.

Before we track down Gotham's criminal, the next DC movie hitting theaters will be Black Adam on October 19, 2022. < /p>

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