JOKER: FOLIE À DEUX Star Steve Coogan Reveals Who He's Playing In Todd Phillips' Upcoming DC Sequel

JOKER: FOLIE À DEUX Star Steve Coogan Reveals Who He's Playing In Todd Phillips' Upcoming DC Sequel JOKER: FOLIE À DEUX Star Steve Coogan Reveals Who He's Playing In Todd Phillips' Upcoming DC Sequel

Fans were surprised to see Steve Coogan (Despicable Me 4) make an appearance in the first Joker: Folie à Deux trailer and the British actor has now revealed who he's playing in the jukebox musical sequel.

By JoshWilding - May 13, 2024 05:05 AM EST
Filed Under: Joker

After a disastrous 2023 for the DC brand, Warner Bros. hopes to deliver at least one hit comic book movie this year with Joker: Folie à Deux

2019's Joker grossed over $1 billion on a modest $55 million budget. However, with reports swirling that the sequel cost upwards of $200 million, the studio will surely be hoping it hasn't allowed filmmaker Todd Phillips to indulge too much with this follow-up. After all, musicals are a tough sell at the best of times and comic book adaptations have struggled greatly post-COVID. 

We'll see what happens, but when the first teaser trailer dropped last month, one of the biggest surprises was an appearance from British actor and filmmaker Steve Coogan. 

Best known in the UK for portraying comedy icon Alan Partridge, his film and television credits include Hot FuzzTropic Thunder, Minions, the Night at the Museum franchise, Happyish, and The Reckoning

Talking at the BAFTA TV Awards yesterday evening, Coogan was asked what he could reveal about his Joker: Folie à Deux role. 

"Can I tell you more about it? I'm in it," he started. "I have a very interesting scene with Joaquin Phoenix. I play a sort of a CNN-type reporter who interviews him in his cell. Beyond that, I don't know. I've not seen it. I'm as in the dark as anyone else."

The last time Arthur Fleck was interviewed, it ended very badly for the host (Robert De Niro's Murray Franklin), so we're sure this scene is definitely "interesting."

We've previously heard that the sequel will take place primarily in Arkham Asylum, with Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) meeting a kindred spirit in fellow patient Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn (Lady Gaga). However, with the trailer showing both Arthur and Harley on the loose in Gotham City, we're guessing there will come a point where they're freed to wreak havoc.

Joker: Folie à Deux, which will fall under the "Elseworlds" banner and isn't part of DC Studios' new DCU, is set to be released in theaters on October 4, 2024, exactly five years after Joker debuted.

You can check out the full interview with Coogan in the X post below.

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FireandBlood - 5/13/2024, 5:07 AM
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ObserverIO - 5/13/2024, 5:07 AM
And let me guess, he kills him.
theBlackSquare - 5/13/2024, 5:47 AM
Hopefully the Joker gives him a second series.

Or at very least, smells his cheese.
Orphix - 5/13/2024, 8:46 AM
@theBlackSquare - Hopefully he didn't pitch him Monkey Tennis!
TheVisionary25 - 5/13/2024, 6:12 AM
He’s either Jack Ryder or Alexander Knox lol

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Anyway , he’s great so nice to have him in the cast though I mainly know him as Phileas Fogg from Around the World in 40 Days with Jackie Chan.
HashTagSwagg - 5/13/2024, 6:21 AM
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ObserverIO - 5/13/2024, 8:27 AM
@HashTagSwagg - Not in this Joker movie. Robert Wuhl will be in The People's Joker, at a fleapit near you soon. (Wear gloves please).
grouch - 5/13/2024, 6:35 AM
completely took me out of the trailer

even though lady gaga is in it she still looked good, but coogan doing a forced american accent etc is just ridiculous. why do this?
BritishMonkey - 5/13/2024, 7:47 AM
If he's a reporter then Jack Ryder is a good bet.
Batmangina - 5/13/2024, 7:55 AM
I'm getting Aquaman 2 vibes from this one - the Taxi Driver template worked on the first one but how's a musical fit into that framework?

I don't think lightning will strike twice and DP3 will bury it.
TCronson - 5/13/2024, 9:02 AM
@Batmangina - keep dreaming. DP3 will die right after big first weekend like every generic superhero movie, it's enough to become a success, but not enough to bury anyone.
Batmangina - 5/13/2024, 10:08 AM
@TCronson - Cool. Let's timestamp this and see who's correct - then the incorrect person has to eat a giant bag of girl dicks in front of their mom.
TCronson - 5/13/2024, 7:53 PM
@Batmangina - don't choke on girl dicks, son.
Batmangina - 5/13/2024, 9:41 PM
@TCronson - I'll be over here buried in MANgina, sir. There's a difference.

Take your transphobia to the gamer sites.
harryba11zack - 5/13/2024, 7:58 AM
he's got the white hair, so i'm guessing storm?
Malatrova15 - 5/13/2024, 8:09 AM
Thisguy is such a creep. He always creeps
DocSpock - 5/13/2024, 8:12 AM

Whether it's any good or not, I think this movie does maybe half the box office of the first one.
WEAPONXOXOXO - 5/13/2024, 8:14 AM
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Toecutter - 5/13/2024, 9:43 AM

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Twenty23Three - 5/13/2024, 12:08 PM
They’ll give him the name of a random Batman character that he barely resembles, that’s what they did with… the whole first film
NinnesMBC - 5/14/2024, 12:57 AM
His scene probably takes place in the middle of the film, I don't think Arkham would suddenly allow for interviewers to just go around asking for permission to speak to Arthur.

Unless his scene is all part of Joker's imagination.

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