Joker 2: Folie A Deux Release Date Confirmed And There’s A Giant Surprise

Troy Reeder

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Back in 2019 when everyone saw ‘Joker’ (the first one) it was a life-altering event. We’d never seen a movie like that before. It was beautiful, artistic, violent, funny, sad – it had it all. It was a big deal when Warner Bros. announced that there would be a sequel and we all wondered when that would be coming out. Well wonder no longer. The follow-up titled ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ and colloquially known as ‘Joker 2’ is officially slated for release on October 4, 2024.

This date is especially significant as it marks five years since the release of the original film. There will be a lot of carry-over from the first film as well. ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ is directed by Todd Phillips, who also led the first installment. Joaquin Phoenix is reprising his role as Arthur Fleck. And much of the original cast & crew have been working on the sequel so there should be a lot of continuity.

What’s The Big Surprise?

None other than Lady Gaga. We don’t know if she’ll be in a strictly acting role or a split acting/musical role (like ‘A Star Is Born’) but she brings an amazing host of talents to the production. There’s no limit to what direction the writing team could have gone in with Lady Gaga as a lead character. Could we see a psychological thriller and musical mash up? Who knows. But we’ll all be there to watch.

Everything We Know About Joker 2

The highly anticipated sequel to the 2019 smash hit Joker, titled Joker: Folie A Deux, will be hitting theaters in October 2024. Joaquin Phoenix is returning as the iconic villain and Lady Gaga is joining the cast. Here’s everything we know so far:

Release Date

Joker: Folie A Deux is officially scheduled for release on October 4, 2024. The studio’s decision to release the film in the fall suggests confidence in its awards potential, mirroring the strategy that served the original Joker so well.


Joaquin Phoenix will reprise his Oscar-winning role as Arthur Fleck, the deeply troubled man who becomes the Joker. Lady Gaga joins the cast, and strong rumors point towards her playing the infamous Harley Quinn. Other stars include:

  • Zazie Beetz
  • Brendan Gleeson
  • Catherine Keener

What Does “Folie à Deux” Mean?

The subtitle Folie A Deux is a French term meaning “shared madness” or “shared psychosis.” This hints at a key element of the plot, possibly involving the relationship between the Joker and Harley Quinn.

Plot Speculation

Details about the plot are mostly unknown. However, we can speculate based on the first movie’s ending and the meaning of the subtitle:

  • Focus on Arkham Asylum: Much of the film might take place within the walls of Arkham Asylum.
  • The Joker’s Rise: Folie A Deux may continue Arthur Fleck’s transformation into the fully realized Joker, exploring his influence and manipulation.
  • Joker and Harley Quinn: The core of the movie could be the exploration of their twisted and possibly co-dependent relationship.

Key Info

Release DateOctober 4, 2024
DirectorTodd Phillips
Main CastJoaquin Phoenix, Lady Gaga, Zazie Beetz, Brendan Gleeson, Catherine Keener
GenrePsychological Thriller, Crime Drama

Key Takeaways

  • ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ release date is set for October 4, 2024, on the fifth anniversary of ‘Joker.’
  • Directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga, the film is a musical psychological thriller.
  • The sequel is anticipated to build on the success and narrative of the 2019 film.

Joker 2: Folie A Deux Film Details

The sequel to the 2019 film ‘Joker’ returns with ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’, scheduled for release on October 4, 2024, with Joaquin Phoenix reprising his iconic role.

Release Date and Plot Overview

Release Date: October 4, 2024
The plot is unknown so far, but what’s known is that ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ will continue the story of Arthur Fleck, portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix.

Cast and Crew

Director: Todd Phillips
Cast Highlights:

  • Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck/Joker
  • Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn
  • Zazie Beetz, Brendan Gleeson, Catherine Keener in supporting roles


Filming primarily took place in Los Angeles. Warner Bros. and Bron Creative manage production, ensuring high-quality and visually engaging content. The use of IMAX cameras suggests large-scale scenes intended for IMAX theaters. Unlike its predecessor, ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ is rumored to include musical elements, likely because of the addition of Lady Gaga. This will be interesting if they pull it off correctly – or could be disastrous if it distracts from the plot.