Hildur Guðnadóttir’s haunting score was a highlight of “Joker.” The use of cellos created a general sense of unease that went along swimmingly with the film’s themes. Guðnadóttir confirmed she would work on the music for “Joker 2” this past January, and with a musical element in the mix, it’s intriguing to think of what these songs could sound like. Will she keep them in the vein of the score everyone knows or branch out into something else entirely? Lady Gaga is an exceptional singer, so whatever the music sounds like, she can handle it.
And Joaquin Phoenix is a good singer in his own right. Many people may not have realized that he actually sang in the Johnny Cash biopic “Walk the Line.” The two of them together could perform some beautifully tragic music, and one thing the sequel has going for it is that it seems like a vast departure from the first film.
“Joker: Folie à Deux” has already finished filming, and set photos gave audiences a glimpse of what to expect out of Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn. There are even pictures of her dancing on the staircase made famous in the first movie. And “Joker 2” has even more cast members to look forward to with Zazie Beets coming back as Sophie as well as currently undisclosed characters played by Brendan Gleeson, Catherine Keener, Harry Lawtey, and Jacob Lofland. “Joker: Folie à Deux” is currently set to come out in theaters on October 4, 2024.