Warner Bros has unveiled a fresh new poster for the forthcoming musical psychological thriller “Joker 2” also known as “Joker: Folie à Deux”. This movie will mark Joaquin Phoenix’s return to his role from the 2019 original, with the addition of talented singer Lady Gaga to the cast. The production company has also disclosed the much-awaited date for the trailer release. (Also Read: Joker 2 is a musical thriller with 15+ covers, boasting $200 Million budget as Gaga goes Harley)

Joker 2: Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga featured in the new poster

Debut of the Joker 2 trailer

In the new poster, Joaquin Phoenix’s character Arthur Fleck, also known as Joker, is depicted striking a timeless ballroom dance pose alongside his romantic interest, Harley Quinn played by Lady Gaga. Dressed elegantly in a black tuxedo and a white dress respectively, both characters wear their signature clown makeup and convey serious expressions, a departure from their usual demeanor.

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The accompanying caption on Warner Bros India’s X handle has confirmed that the trailer for Joker 2 will be unveiled on April 9. This announcement is set to generate significant anticipation for the film’s release scheduled for October 4. Interestingly, the first installment, “Joker”, hit the theaters around the same time on October 2, 2019.

Insights about Joker 2

Joaquin received an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Joker, also known as Arthur Fleck. He will be revisiting his iconic role in this sequel, with Lady Gaga joining the ensemble cast in a character inspired by Harley Quinn.

Todd Phillips, acclaimed for movies like the Hangover series, Due Date, and War Dogs, rejuvenated the famed DC Comics character with an origin story that turned into a box office success.

The original film traces the transformation of Arthur Fleck, a struggling clown, into a criminal mastermind. The follow-up is envisioned as a musical with Lady Gaga adding her star power to the ensemble. The musical compilation will feature 15 cover songs and carry a substantial budget of $200 million.

Zazie Beetz, reprising her role as Sophie in Joker 2, believes that the shift in tone towards a musical direction for the sequel is a natural evolution. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she stated, “I can envision Arthur, who is undergoing intense emotions, expressing them through song and dance. Being the Joker, it feels like a fitting progression to me.”