Amid the confusion from Warner Bros. Discovery this week, the sequel to Joker: Folie à Deux has been announced for release on October 4th, 2020. According to a report by Deadline, the movie is now slated for a theatrical release on Friday, Oct. 4, 2024.
Following the unexpected revelation that Batgirl will not be released, there are a number of concerns about DC Comics adaptations in general.
The Joker movie is the sequel to Todd Phillips‘s 2019 standalone film with Joaquin Phoenix, which was named after the character. The R-rated comedy was divisive at the time but proved very popular with a billion dollar box office haul.
Some people who work on movies said that the work on the new Joker movie will start in December. People who work at Warner Bros. said that they had planned to release the movie on October 4, 2024. But it seems like this new Joker movie is separate from other movies with Wonder Woman and Aquaman.
The future of the DCEU cinematic universe is uncertain. The studio did not provide any clarification about whether Henry Cavill will continue playing Superman, and Ben Affleck seems to be finished playing Batman. Additionally, actor Ezra Miller’s recent comments have led some fans to believe that The Flash might be shelved.
Warner Bros. announced this week that a different DC movie would be scrapped. On Tuesday, Deadline reported that Batgirl would not be released in any form. The studio decided to use the movie as a tax write-off rather than risk a poor performance in the box office or even on streaming platforms.
The Flash is still scheduled for release in theaters on July 23, 2023. The next movie on the DCEU slate is Black Adam on Oct. 21, 2022, followed closely by Shazam! Fury of the Gods on Dec. 21, 2022. Warner Bros. Discovery is expected to make an announcement about its quarterly earning report later this week.
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