2019’s Joker stands as one of DC’s most successful films. The film grossed over $1B and won several awards, including star Joaquin Phoenix‘s Oscar for Best Actor and Warner Bros. quickly went to work on getting Phoenix back in the saddle for a sequel. That sequel, Joker: Folie à Deux, is now in production in Los Angeles and as it was filming on location recently, some glimpses of Phoenix back in action as Arthur Fleck were captured.
The video could be a bit misleading if not for some follow-up photos. Though there’s a man running down the road in Fleck’s suit and makeup from Joker, that is NOT Fleck.
It’s not entirely clear what’s taking place in the scene being filmed, but Joaquin Phoenix Updates speculates that this may be Fleck’s escape from Arkham and the man in the Joker suit from the first film is helping Fleck escape by drawing attention to himself. According to the site, articles on the set of the sequel indicate it is set in 1983, two years later than the original.
Joker: Folie à Deux, which will be part of the new DC Studios Elseworlds banner, will co-star Lady Gaga, Brendan Gleeson and Catherine Keener and is slated for ann October 4th, 2024 release.
Source: Joaquin Phoenix Updates