Steve Coogan Teases “A Very Interesting Scene” With Joker in the Upcoming Movie

Steve Coogan Teases A Very Interesting Scene With Joker in the Upcoming Movie

‘Joker’ (2019) was initially meant to be a standalone film without sequels. However, Warner Bros. planned for it to inaugurate DC Black, a series of darker, more experimental films separate from the DC Extended Universe. Director Todd Phillips expressed interest in a sequel despite the original intention.

By November of 2019, the sequel was confirmed in development, and in 2023 Gunn confirmed that ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ will not be a part of the mainline DCU, it will instead be released under ‘Elseworlds’ label, consistent with Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ franchise.

The cast of the upcoming ‘Joker’ is clear. Joaquin Phoenix portrays Arthur Fleck, also known as The Joker, a mentally troubled criminal with a clown-inspired persona. Lady Gaga stars as Harleen Quinzel, aka Harley Quinn, an asylum inmate who becomes obsessed with Arthur. Zazie Beetz plays Sophie Dumond, Arthur’s former neighbor, and a single mother. Leigh Gill and Sharon Washington reprise their roles, while Brendan Gleeson, Catherine Keener, Jacob Lofland, Steve Coogan, Ken Leung, and Harry Lawtey have also been cast in unspecified roles.

Now speaking to Deadline on the red carpet of the BAFTA TV Awards, Coogan teased a very interesting scene with the Clown Prince of Gotham.

I’m in it. I have a very interesting scene with Joaquin Phoenix. I play of sort of a CNN-type reporter that interviews him in his cell. But beyond that, I don’t know. I’ve not seen it, so I’m as in the dark as anyone else.

‘Folie à Deux’ is described as a drama set in and around Arkham Asylum, but specific plot details haven’t been confirmed officially. The movie was also confirmed to be a musical. ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ is set to premiere in the United States on October 4, 2024, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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