Via his Instagram, director Todd Phillips has revealed the (working?) title for the sequel to 2019’s JOKER via a picture of the script’s cover. He also included a picture of star Joaquin Phoenix apparently reading the script. Check it out below…
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JOKER over $1 billion worldwide and earned 12 Oscar nominations — including for best picture, best director for Phillips, and best-adapted screenplay for Phillips and Scott Silver. Phoenix won the Oscar for best actor.
I loved the film, but I’ve never been keen on a sequel because I feel that one would take away one of the main things about JOKER that made it so great: The ambiguity of whether Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck imagined the whole thing in his head. Hopefully, Phillips and company can prove me wrong.
“Folie à Deux” literally translates as “shared madness.” I won’t speculate what the subtitle means in terms of the sequel’s plot/storyline, but feel free to discuss that in the comments section below. – Bill “Jett” Ramey