JOKER: FOLIE À DEUX: First Teaser Features The Return Of Joaquin Phoenix As Arthur Fleck

JOKER: FOLIE À DEUX: First Teaser Features The Return Of Joaquin Phoenix As Arthur Fleck JOKER: FOLIE À DEUX: First Teaser Features The Return Of Joaquin Phoenix As Arthur Fleck

Ahead of tonight's full trailer, Joker director Todd Phillips has debuted the first official footage from his upcoming sequel, featuring Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) cry-laughing in the rain...

By MarkCassidy - Apr 09, 2024 11:04 AM EST
Filed Under: Joker

The first trailer for Todd Phillips' Joker: Folie à Deux is set to be released later today during CinemaCon, and the director has now taken to social media to share the first official footage from the DC "Elseworlds" sequel.

The teaser spotlights the return of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), as he stands in the rain laughing uncontrollably. We also get to hear some of Hildur Guðnadóttir's new score.

The last time we saw Arthur, he had seemingly embraced his new "Joker" persona after murdering talk show host Murray Franklin (Robert De Niro) live on air and being locked away in a psychiatric hospital. He clearly escapes at some point, possibly with the help of a certain Doctor Harleen Quinzel.

There's no sign of Lady Gaga's take on Harley Quinn here, but she's sure to make an appearance in the full trailer.

While some fans are a little resistant to the idea of a follow-up to Phillips' dark psychological thriller being a musical, others have embraced the concept. We're still not sure exactly how these songs will be implemented into the story, but rumor has it that the narrative will be split between Harley and Fleck's skewed perspectives, so there's a chance the musical numbers will simply be part of the characters' delusions (Fleck imagined his entire relationship with Sofie Dummond in the first film, after all).

Whatever form the songs take, we have heard that the soundtrack will be "heavily inspired" by classic Liza Minnelli musicals such as Cabaret, New York, New York, and That's Entertainment. This isn't really too surprising, since Lady Gaga is a big Minelli fan.

We still don't know if the pop megastar is actually writing the soundtrack, but we'd say there's a decent chance she'll pen at least one song for the movie.

In addition to Phoenix and Gaga, Joker 2 will see the return of Zazie Beetz as Sophie Dumond, along with new cast members Brendan Gleeson, Catherine Keener, Jacob Lofland and Harry Lawtey in undisclosed roles.

The sequel won't take place in the same world as the main DCU, and will be known as an "Elseworlds" project, along with Matt Reeves' The Batman movies, J.J. Abrams' Superman film, and Constantine 2 (if they happen).

Joker: Folie à Deux is set to hit theaters on October 4, 2024. It's been rated R for, “some strong violence, language throughout, some sexuality, and brief full nudity.”

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Unites - 4/9/2024, 11:33 AM
Amazing! Can't wait!
lazlodaytona - 4/9/2024, 4:51 PM
@Unites - same. unveil piece by piece like the last film.
I am SO very ready for this ....
narrow290 - 4/9/2024, 11:33 AM
ehh, looks pointless
Se4M4NSt4ine - 4/9/2024, 11:38 AM
@narrow290 - pointless comment for pointless clout.
Itwasme - 4/9/2024, 12:02 PM
@narrow290 - isn't every movie pointless?

Or if you want to be philosophical about it, the point of movies and art is to better understand life, so every movie has a point.
Urubrodi - 4/9/2024, 12:25 PM
@narrow290 - what makes a movie meaningful to you? and does it need to be? does every movie need some msg in it, need to be some deep piece of art, can't it just be fun?
BaddestOptics - 4/9/2024, 1:12 PM
@Itwasme - All words are made up!
narrow290 - 4/9/2024, 2:11 PM
@Urubrodi - I wanted to like the 1st one but it was set in the real world with a comic-book style ending and i just don't see this guy being an actual threat to Batman
ObserverIO - 4/9/2024, 3:13 PM
@Urubrodi - It's not encouraging to be talking about this movie like it's Venom.

Honest answer though, some movies do have more meaning than others. Sometimes they explore the meaning of life, sometimes they explore humor, sometimes they explore sex, sometimes they are cheap soulless commercial products with absolutely no meaning at all, intended or inferred.
Urubrodi - 4/9/2024, 3:24 PM
@ObserverIO - Oh don't get me wrong it's completely fine for a movie to have a meaning behind it and more often than not it's what makes it great, and in my opinion Joker is a movie with many msgs behind, and it's also fun to watch on top of that. What I don't agree with is stating that a movie needs to have meaning to be good or to exist. Something like John Wick for example is great but it's just fun action. Does that make it pointless? Of course not. And of course Joker is miles better than Venom, that's definitely not the point I was trying to make.
Urubrodi - 4/9/2024, 3:26 PM
@narrow290 - I mean I get you, but I don't think their goal was ever to have this Joker fight Batman to be fair. This movie is a CBM in name only, you could easily not call him Joker and it'dd still work. But it doesn't make it bad imo. It's just some elseworld/alternative type of story.
ObserverIO - 4/9/2024, 4:15 PM
@Urubrodi - I find that Chinese movies have a lot of msgs in them.
lazlodaytona - 4/9/2024, 4:49 PM
@narrow290 - yeah. laughing is SO overrated..... in a film called JOKER.
GarthRanzz - 4/9/2024, 4:50 PM
@narrow290 - Red Hood was like 0 threat to Batman until he got trained by Dr. Captio...Arthur has like 15 years to get ready for The Batman.
lazlodaytona - 4/9/2024, 4:51 PM
@Itwasme - yeah....what you said
lazlodaytona - 4/9/2024, 4:56 PM
@Urubrodi - you know, if you consider a dude who is already borderline psychotic, is horribly mishandled/evaluated by the "system" (even when he confesses to his counselor all he has is negative thoughts the system stops paying for the sessions), is delusional and sees things that aren't there, oh, and starts flat-out murdering people.... sure. That's great fun. Or, maybe in all that chaotic mess, there's a message to the american government and society.

Just a guess.
lazlodaytona - 4/9/2024, 4:59 PM
@narrow290 - yeah, a dude who was able to rally the common-to-poor/homeless people to rise up against the upper-class and law is no threat to anyone. Comicbook ending? Like, which one.
Deadinside - 4/10/2024, 9:03 AM
@ObserverIO - Oh, you are a sly little fox...! ☮️😜
narrow290 - 4/10/2024, 9:24 AM
@GarthRanzz - in 15 years he'll be 65 and Bruce will be in his early 20's..
ObserverIO - 4/10/2024, 1:36 PM
@Deadinside - Glad somebody got it, lol.
GarthRanzz - 4/11/2024, 12:48 AM
@narrow290 - And in the comics there may or may not be 100 years difference.
WhatIfRickJames - 4/9/2024, 11:34 AM
Dig it so far
lazlodaytona - 4/9/2024, 5:01 PM
@WhatIfRickJames - i like laughing in the rain a lot too
WhatIfRickJames - 4/9/2024, 5:19 PM
@lazlodaytona - same. Don’t like his pants gripping though. That’s a lil too intense for Ol’ Rick
lazlodaytona - 4/10/2024, 8:45 AM
@WhatIfRickJames - your thoughts on last night's trailer?
WhatIfRickJames - 4/10/2024, 8:59 AM
@lazlodaytona - I thought it was very well done. I'm a dyed in the wool Marvel guy so I've seen only one DC movie recently at the theater, Wonder Woman. I will go to the theater to see this. This movie to me illustrates the difference between a movie and cinema.
lazlodaytona - 4/10/2024, 9:27 AM
@WhatIfRickJames - I couldn't agree more. I love Marvel and all they've done, but I am a diehard DC fan...and I even stopped seeing DC films this year for the first time ever.

JOKER, tho....loved the 'elseworlds' take. I am all for DC slowly building their universe but I'd love to see many 'elseworld' films based on various heroes and especially villains. One of my favs is the graphic novel "Luthor."
lazlodaytona - 4/10/2024, 9:32 AM
I'd like to see how some of the Green Lanterns became who they are, Martain Manhunter's story, The Scarecrow's origin, that FREAKIN' Supermax idea starring Green Arrow from years ago, and a few popular, but films not connected to the DCU, other characters get the 'elseworld's' treatment. Kinda like what Max is doing with Penguin.
HammerLegFoot - 4/9/2024, 11:34 AM
Brendan Gleeson is play Hugo Strange
TheLobster - 4/9/2024, 1:32 PM
@HammerLegFoot - that would be cool.
marvel72 - 4/9/2024, 11:36 AM
The trailer is coming later today? Awesome very interested in seeing it,not sure what to expect.
QuietStorm - 4/9/2024, 11:36 AM
Lets. F'ing. GO!
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itzayaboy - 4/9/2024, 11:37 AM
Joker 1 was terrible. I’d rather jerk off with sandpaper than watch a sequel that’s a musical. Trash.
DeadClunge - 4/9/2024, 11:43 AM
@itzayaboy - I'm gonna force you to watch this then film the aftermath.
AnthonyVonGeek - 4/9/2024, 12:21 PM
@itzayaboy - sand paper? Wuss! Real men use barb wire! 🤣😜
Apophis71 - 4/9/2024, 1:18 PM
@AnthonyVonGeek - I was think more like one of these...

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Bucnastydathird - 4/9/2024, 2:27 PM
@AnthonyVonGeek - very barbaric
Baf - 4/9/2024, 2:45 PM
@itzayaboy - But how do you know?
ObserverIO - 4/9/2024, 3:23 PM
@AnthonyVonGeek - And by that you mean the Barb Wire DVD with the extended opening, right?
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lazlodaytona - 4/9/2024, 5:05 PM
@itzayaboy - explain why you 'think' it was terrible (especially when it seems the rest of the world dug it by having a film that was given a $70 million budget that broke over a billion and garnered a few oscars).

No need to explain the sandpaper jerking off thing. Your username kinda explains that.
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