Actors and extras perform during the filming of the movie “Joker: Folie à Deux” in New York on March 25, 2023. – The Joker’ sequel starring Lady Gaga and Joaquin Phoenix filmed outside the courthouse where the grand jury investigating former US President Donald Trump meets. (Photo by KENA BETANCUR / AFP) (Photo by KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images)

The upcoming sequel to the acclaimed DC blockbuster “Joker” promises an electrifying showdown between Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn, as revealed in the mesmerizing new movie poster for “Joker: Folie à Deux”.


Unveiled online a week prior to the trailer launch scheduled for April 9, the poster features Phoenix’s Joker holding a lit cigarette, gracefully twirling Gaga’s Harley Quinn under a spotlight. The tagline “The world is a stage” adds a theatrical touch to the haunting imagery, hinting at the intense dynamic between the characters.

Gaga’s Harley Quinn bears smudged red lipstick, suggesting a passionate encounter with Phoenix’s Joker. Directed by Todd Phillips, the sequel delves into the intriguing relationship between the two iconic villains, with reports indicating musical elements woven into the narrative. Early glimpses of the film showcased Phoenix and Gaga engaging in song-and-dance sequences, setting the stage for a unique cinematic experience.

Phillips teased the central couple’s chemistry with behind-the-scenes images, including one depicting them dancing on a Gotham City rooftop against a whimsical backdrop. Cinematographer Lawrence Sher shared insights into Gaga’s immersive Method acting approach, highlighting her dedication to the role.

Following the immense success of the first “Joker” film, which surpassed $1 billion at the global box office and earned critical acclaim, “Joker: Folie à Deux” aims to continue the legacy. Scheduled for release on October 4, the film promises audiences an enthralling journey into the dark and twisted world of Gotham’s most notorious villains.