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"Joker: Folie à Deux:" The new Joker movie and what you should look forward to.

The first movie poster revealed by Todd Phillips for the new Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga
"Joker: Folie à Deux" first movie poster. Warner Bros.

Director Todd Phillips just revealed the first poster for "Joker: Folie à Deux" starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker and Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn.

Other than an incredible cast, the acting, remarkable costumes, a comforting villain origin story, and the expected dark scenes (which you might need proper movie theater lighting to appreciate), here are a few things to look forward to in the new "Joker" film directed by Todd Phillips:

  • The Soundtrack: It's been reported that the soundtrack with include many song covers. I read there will be 15 covers of well-known songs and a few original songs. Lady Gaga recently announced she will be release new music--perhaps her tracks will make it to the soundtrack. Hildur Guðnadóttir will to compose the "Joker" sequel and will “infuse her distinctive, haunting cues” into her body of work for this film. Guðnadóttir was the composer for the previous Joker movies.

  • The origin of Joker's name: I won't mention any spoilers, but this sequel touches on where his name, Arthur Fleck, originates from--sort of. One theory, that I will mention, is that Fleck is nod to Ben Affleck. Yes, Ben Affleck, the former Batman and a few other unmentionables. Todd Phillips was also director of "The Hangover," so I wouldn't put this lighthearted theory past him.

  • Costumes: Mark Bridges is the costume designer and I look forward to seeing the new color palette he created for this particular "Joker" sequel. Most notably, Bridges opted for red suit, rather than the iconic purple suit the Joker is known to wear.

Here is an excerpt from an interview Bridges gave to Variety where he explains part of the creative process, which included looking through photographs from NYC in the 1970s and old car books:

Every piece of clothing we used for Arthur was aged, overdyed and distressed. We wanted the feeling of his clothing to feel like his apartment. I think if they were off-colors, vaguely clashing and used odd color combinations, it would feel right to what Mark was doing with the production design. We looked at a lot of pictures together. I stayed in touch with what they were choosing for the sets with Todd.

The sequel is set to hit theaters on October 4.

Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, the Joker, and Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn dance in a scene for the new sequel.
Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, the Joker, and Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn the new sequel.


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