Joker 2: To Afford The Crime Partners Budget Is Doubled For Joaquin & Lady Gaga

For the unversed, in the limited list of Warner Bros, Joker 2 is in production. While DC fans bid goodbye with a heavy heart to Batgirl and other projects, Joker 2 holds hopes for them. Scroll down to read new updates on the film Joker 2 and why its budget is making headlines.

Joker 2

The official title of the film Joker 2 is Folie à Deux. The project got the green signal from Warner Bros and is confirmed by Todd Philips last month. Also, fans are receiving the latest updates on the cast, salaries and now the budget of the film is in the news.

The Cast

Lady Gaga confirmed her presence in Joker 2 with a musical teaser on Twitter and captioned it, “Joker: Folie a Deux. The actress will be starred alongside the main lead Joaquin Phoenix. Fans have been highly anticipating the sequel to Joker which broke global box office records back in 2019.

Lady Gaga will portray Harley Quinn, appearing as Joker’s partner in crime. Not just that, but the sequel is also going to be a musical.

The Budget

It’s none other than Joaquin Phoenix who plays the role of Joker in Todd Phillips’s sequel. Variety has found out salaries of Actors, that they charge for per film. Joaquin Phoenix’s salary for the 2019 Joker film is said to be $4.5Million and if they are bringing back Joaquin for another sequel it’s going to cost them $20M.

As per the same site, the Hollywood studio is increasing the budget in order to pay the two leading stars. The budget is set to be doubled of the original film released back in 2019. The budget of Joker 2019 was $55 to $70 million.

So, the upcoming DC film will cost around $150 million. Joker 2 will have complicated musical sequences directed by Todd Philips. A lot is riding on the movie as well, considering that the first one grossed higher than a billion at the global box office.

Meanwhile, though Phoenix and Lady Gaga are confirmed for Joker 2, talks around the return of Zazie Beetz’s Sophie Dumond are in motion.

Mashfak Qureshi is an entertainment journalist, who brings facts and knowledge in the simplest form and believes in questioning.