An exciting Joker: Folie à Deux update has just dropped, with director Todd Phillips sharing a new look at Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker. The 2024 movie will be separate from James Gunn’s DC Universe, being part of DC’s new Elseworlds brand for projects that exist outside the continuity of the new DC Universe. After several months with no updates on the film, a new look at Joker Folie à Deux‘s story has been released.
On Instagram, Phillips shared a new image of Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck from Joker: Folie à Deux.
Phoenix’s character stands in the rain, with multiple people on both sides with colorful umbrellas. Joker seems to be enjoying the moment, as Arthur Fleck has his head tilted up, taking in the rain in what appears to be a scene that will be part of Joker Folie à Deux‘s new genre for the villain’s franchise.
2019 Joker‘s ending set up an interesting plot for Joker: Folie à Deux. Arthur Fleck ended up in the movie’s version of the iconic Arkham Asylum from DC Comics — Arkham State Hospital. There is an overwhelming feeling that most of the movie before that point was not real but a figment of Arthur Fleck’s imagination, much like his relationship with Zazie Beetz’s Sophie Dumond was revealed to be.
That aspect of Joker‘s ending, as well as the fact that Arthur was seen running down the hallways of Arkham, will continue to be explored in Joker: Folie à Deux. While there have been few concrete updates related to the story of the Joker sequel, the new Joker: Folie à Deux image shared by Phillips teases that Arthur will be continuing his attempt to escape Arkham, as he is clearly seen outside in the image. Joker will have the help of Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn, with Joker: Folie à Deux set videos of Arkham Asylum on fire revealing that the two will be successful.
As one of the world’s most famous singers, Gaga will play a major role in Joker: Folie à Deux, as the upcoming DC movie has been confirmed to be a musical. Phillips’ Joker: Folie à Deux image seems to be part of a musical sequence, with Arthur’s wistful expression as rain pours and all the men with colorful umbrellas pointing in that direction. The scene appears to show a more profound look at Arthur’s emotional state, and Joker: Folie à Deux‘s musical genre allows the movie to dive deeper into its lead character’s psyche.
Source: Todd Phillips/Instagram
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