Last weekend the Cannes Film Festival concluded by choosing Anora like the winner of the Palme d'Or, but the festival circuit continues with the Venice Film Festival.

With a few months to go before the 2024 Biennale opens, there is already talk of the film projects that will be having their screenings in such a coveted setting. Variety reports that Joker: Folie à Deuxis a safe bet on the Venice Lido, remembering that in 2019, the original installment, Joker, won the Golden Lion.

This would be the scenario where Joker: Folie a Deux would celebrate its world premiere.

Isabelle Hupert will preside over the jury of the 81st edition of the Venice Film Festival, which will take place from August 28 to September 7.

The sequel co-written and directed by Todd Phillipsco-stars Joaquin Phoenix in his return as Arthur Fleck/Joker/Gypsy, and Lady Gaga like Harley Quinn.

Zazie Beetz reprises her role as Sophie Dumond. Catherine Keener (Get Out, The 40 Year Old Virgin), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges, Harry Potter), Jacob Lofland (Mud), y Harry Lawtey (Industry) are some of the new additions to the cast.

Phillips co-wrote the script with Scott Silver. They both co-wrote Joker (2019).

Pending details of the premise, it is known that the sequel It will have musical elements and is set in Arkham Asylum, which is where the first movie ends after Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) was sent there. The acclaimed JOKER (2019) by Phillips follows Arthur Fleck and his journey to becoming the crime clown, serving as the iconic villain's origin story, unfolding its plot in 1980s Gotham City.

The Cinematographic Association (MPA; Motion Picture Association) awarded to Joker 2 R Rating by:

“Some strong violence, constant language, some sexuality and brief full nudity.”

This is the same rating as the original movie, Joker (2019), although for different reasons: “strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language and brief sexual images.”


  • The literal translation of Folie à Deux is in English Madness for Two, and in Spanish Madness for two. But it is also a term for “shared psychosis” or “shared delusional disorder,” which fits like a glove in direct reference to Joker and Quinn.
  • Joker is known for his on-again, off-again abusive relationship with Harley Quinn, his psychiatrist at the Arkham Asylum mental institution, who falls in love with him and becomes his partner and partner in crime.
  • This is one of the few projects that has not suffered changes, cancellations or modifications after the merger of Warner Bros. Discovery (details here).
  • Folie à Deux will exist outside of the DCU which is being worked on by James Gunn and Peter Safran, the co-presidents of DC Studios.

Joker: Folie à Deux opens in theaters on October 4, 2024.

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