In early June, it became known that a sequel to the sensational “Joker” by Todd Phillips with Joaquin Phoenix in the title role was being prepared for release, and already in the middle of the month it was reported that Lady Gaga was at an early stage of negotiations with the film company Warner Bros. and will play in the continuation of the fighting girlfriend of the Joker – Harley Quinn. It seems that the insiders did not lie, because the day before the singer personally confirmed her participation in the project on her social networks by posting a short teaser of the picture. In addition, a poster for the film with the image of Gaga appeared on the network.
The tape was called “Joker: Madness for Two” and will be released on the big screens on October 4, 2024. According to sources, the film will be more violent and shocking than other films based on comics. According to the plot of the upcoming blockbuster, the Joker escapes from Arkham Prison, after which he meets the heroine Lady Gaga.
Recall that in the film “Joker” the creators seriously rethought the image of the main villain of the Batman films, explaining his behavior as a severe mental disorder that causes uncontrollable fits of laughter, and subsequently cruelty. The hero of Phoenix is trying to survive in gangster Gotham, working as an animator clown and dreaming of a career as a stand-up comedian, but on his way he encounters unprecedented bullying. Such a Joker aroused the compassion of the audience, and, despite the lack of impressive special effects, the picture instantly paid off at the box office by almost 20 times.
The picture received 11 Oscar nominations and as a result was awarded two statuettes in the categories “Best Actor” and “Best Music for the Film”. The audience did not doubt the continuation, although Todd Phillips himself had previously stated that his film was a finished work.