# Anticipation Builds for Joaquin Phoenix’s Return as Joker
The cinematic world is buzzing with excitement for the sequel to the highly acclaimed film “Joker”, which will once again star Joaquin Phoenix in his captivating portrayal of the iconic villain. The anticipation has only grown with the revelation that Lady Gaga is set to take on the role of Harley Quinn, Joker’s equally notorious companion.
## A Glimpse into Joker: Folie à Deux
It has been a while since any significant updates on “Joker 2”, also known as “Joker: Folie à Deux”, graced the public sphere. That silence was recently broken by director Todd Phillips, who stoked the flames of enthusiasm by releasing a new image of Joaquin Phoenix donned in his Joker makeup.
In an industry that thrives on the next big thing, the statement from the film’s director of photography is particularly stirring. Lawrence Cher recently had a conversation with Definition Magazine, where he boldly described “Joker: Folie à Deux” as a “risky film.”
Cher, having collaborated with Todd Phillips on seven movies, including the first “Joker”, has a deep understanding of Phillips’ creative approach: “One thing I appreciate about Todd Phillips is that he always takes risks. Next year we will release the new Joker, and we are finishing post-production. This film represents a big change and is going to surprise people a lot. I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”
## Will Joker: Folie à Deux Be a Musical Extravaganza?
The term “risky” has reignited rumors and speculations that “Joker: Folie à Deux” might be a musical, deviating from the traditional narrative style expected from a Joker film. This speculation further solidified when reports and clips of Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn showcased the award-winning musician’s vocal talents.
Even Hildur Guðnadóttir, the composer for the sequel, added fuel to the musical rumors with her cryptic remarks. “All I can say is that there will be a lot of music. That’s all I can offer,” she stated in a recent interview. However, it’s important to note that there has yet to be an official confirmation from the film’s creators regarding this change in direction.
The excitement surrounding this release is palpable, and the filmmakers’ secrecy only adds to the allure. “Joker: Folie à Deux” is firmly set for an October 4, 2024 release date, backed by the confidence that the movie is nearing the end of its post-production phase.
With a blend of stirring performances, dynamic new characters, and the potential turn into the musical genre, “Joker: Folie à Deux” is shaping up to be one of the most intriguing film releases on the horizon. Joker fans and cinephiles alike eagerly await what is promised to be a ground-breaking addition to the saga of the Clown Prince of Crime.