First trailer released for Joker sequel

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Fans are today finally getting their first proper look at the long-awaited Joker sequel, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga.

The first full-length trailer for Joker: Folie à Deux has just been released, and while it’s light on dialogue, it does give viewers a good look at Gaga in the role of Harley Quinn.

The trailer also reveals another actor who appears in the film: British comedian Steve Coogan, who’s seen in the trailer interrogating Phoenix’s character Arthur (aka the Joker).

With Todd Phillips back as director, Phoenix reprises his role as the Joker from the first film, which was a huge worldwide hit in 2019.

That film earned over $1 billion at the global box office and more than $27 million here in Australia.

The sequel is billed as a “musical thriller,” suggesting we’ll hear Gaga use her famous singing voice as she taes on the Harley Quinn role also played by Margot Robbie and Kaley Cuoco in recent DC Comics adaptations.

The trailer does show brief snatches of what appear to be several musical scenes.

2019’s Joker was also a hit during award season, earning 11 nominations at the Academy Awards and delivering Phoenix a Best Actor win.

Fans still have a bit of a wait to see the sequel though – Joker: Folie à Deux will be released in Australian cinemas on October 3, five years to the day since the first film came out.