news that the upcoming clown sequel, title Joker: Foley Dex, Being a Musical came out a few weeks ago, and apparently some fans still don’t know what to make of it. The film already has a release date set and star Joaquin Phoenix and director Todd Phillips are linked for a return, with none other than Lady Gaga set to star. a new report from Diversity sheds little light on the musical aspect of the film, revealing that the film will reportedly feature “complex musical sequences”, raising the film’s budget to around $150 million (also accounting for the big pay days for talent). Will give
Business wise, yes joker 2 would be a musical, but they are not that its status as a musical film is more similar in nature a star is born (a film with few musical performances, which ironically also starred Lady Gaga) compared to a film like In the Heights (a traditional Broadway musical). Variety notes that Joaquin Phoenix, who won an Academy Award for debut in 2019, will receive a $20 million pay check for appearing in the film, with Phillips earning a similar fee. Gaga will reportedly bring in $10 million for her part in the film.
It has not been officially confirmed that Gaga’s part in the film will be that of DC Comics favorite Harley Quinn, but it has been reported that the film will be set largely inside Gotham City’s Arkham Asylum. This, combined with the film’s subtitle, folie deux, which refers to the medical condition where two or more people begin to share an illusion, has led many to believe that Harley Quinn would be involved in the sequel.
“When a movie makes $1 billion and it costs $60 million to make, of course it comes out,” Phillips explained with a laugh in a 2020 interview about a sequel. “But Joaquin and I haven’t really decided on it. We’re open. I mean, I’d love to work with him on anything, so who knows? But there has to be a real thematic resonance to it that way.” From what it did, it was ultimately about childhood trauma and a lack of love, and a loss of empathy. All of those things really made this film work for us, so we had to come up with something that had the same thematic resonance.”
Joker: Folie Deux Coming exactly five years after the original film, 4 will release on October 2024.
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Reference from comicbook.com