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Watch the first teaser trailer for Joker: Folie à Deux starring Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga

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Per EWPhillips shared his thoughts on whether the film is truly a musical in the traditional sense at CinemaCon Las Vegas on Tuesday.

“We've never really talked about it like that, but I want to say that it's a film where music is an essential element,” he said. “For me it doesn’t deviate too far from the first film. Arthur is strange and distant and all those things, but he has music in him. He has a grace. That informed a lot of the dances in the first film.”…it didn't feel like a big step here. It's different, but I think it will make sense when you see it.

Fans are aware that the original joker was intended to serve as a standalone introduction to the larger universe of DC films. Shortly thereafter jokerHowever, following the (very) successful release of Gaga in 2019, there was a lot of speculation that a sequel would actually be coming to the big screen, although Gaga's involvement wasn't confirmed until three years later.

At the 2020 Oscars, Phoenix won the Best Actor trophy for his transformative film joker Perfomance. It was the always brilliant actor's first win, but far from his first nomination for which he had previously received nods gladiator, Walk along the lineAnd The master. Gaga is also an Oscar winner, taking home Best Original Song in 2019 A star Is Born Centerpiece “Shallow”. That same year, she was nominated for Best Actress for her role as Ally in the musical drama directed by co-star Bradley Cooper.

See this joker The just released teaser trailer for the sequel above. Slide for twowhich, in this writer's opinion, could pair well with a reissue of Fall Out Boy's originally underrated 2008 album of the same name, hits theaters on October 4th.