Todd Phillips Gives Fans The Joker 2 Update They’ve Been Craving
In an Instagram post shared by Todd Phillips on June 7, the sequel to the film will be titled “Joker: Folie à Deux.” It looks like the possible final draft of the script was completed on May 18, and it was co-written by Phillips and Scott Silver — the same writing duo on 2019’s “Joker.” The “Old School” director also shared a photo of Joaquin Phoenix reading the script in what appears to be an apartment or office. The photo not only confirms that Phoenix is on board for the sequel, which is officially moving forward.
The title is intriguing. According to the National Library of Medicine, “folie à deux” literally translates from French as “folie pour deux” and is generally defined as “an identical or similar mental disorder affecting two or more people, usually members of a close family”. . To say this title is on the clown’s nose is an understatement. Since Arthur comes to believe he’s Thomas Wayne’s biological son — which Wayne himself rejects before his death — during the events of “Joker,” that could ultimately mean two different things. Will the film be about the making of Bruce Wayne and how his drive to bring his parents’ killer to justice obsesses him as deeply as Fleck’s desire to make others laugh? Or, could Harley Quinn, who started her life as a right-arrow psychiatrist until she fell in love with Joker and became his right-hand man, be introduced to the movie universe?
It should be noted that at the time of writing, no other information has been shared, including additional confirmation of new cast members, a release date, or a filming start date.