‘s cameraman Joker: Folie à Deux has revealed that the sequel to the New York set will be shot primarily in Los Angeles. The DC Comics Movie joker was originally released in 2019, starring Joaquin Phoenix in the title role as the iconic clown prince of the Batman franchise before devoting himself fully to his super-villain lifestyle. Not only was the film a huge box office success, earning over $1 billion, it was also nominated for 11 Oscars, winning 2 of them.
However, it is only natural that the film will have a sequel Foil à Deux takes an unusual approach. The film, which hits theaters on October 4, 2024, adds pop star Lady Gaga to the cast in the rumored role of Harley Quinn in a musical reinvention of the joker world. In addition to Gaga, the cast includes Brendan Gleeson, Catherine Keener, Jacob Lofland and Harry Lawtey, in addition to returning joker star Zazie Beetz reprises the role of Sophie Dumond.
In the latest episode of the THR podcast Behind the screen, host Carolyn Giardina was joined by cinematographer Lawrence Sher. Although most of their conversation was about his work on the new movie Black Adamcurrently in theaters, the subject eventually came up on his next project, Joker: Folie à Deux, which will begin shooting in December. He revealed that although they will”a decent amount in New York?“Most of the film will be shot on soundstages in Los Angeles”so we can all be homeRead his full quote below:
It’s a decent amount on stage. We’re going to shoot in Los Angeles, which is exciting for us. So we can all be home. And then we definitely have some shots in New York…. There will certainly be a fair amount to see in New York, because that’s where the film is set.
Why does New York City play Gotham in Joker?
While the city of Gotham, where Batman and his rogue gallery operate, is fictional, it’s often played by a specific city in various continuities, at least for outdoor shots. For example in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy the city of Gotham was played by Chicago, while the recent hit the batter chose to use several UK cities to double up for Gotham, including London, Liverpool and Glasgow. Although it plays Gotham, the New York locations are key to the tone of joker.
The first joker was heavily inspired by director Martin Scorsese’s early New York films, including those from 1976 Cab driver and 1982’s The king of comedy. To properly recreate the sense of those character studies, which contrasted the inner lives of their characters with the bustle of the streets of New York, joker had to use real locations to harness their magic. The setting of Joker: Folie à Deux
is unchanged, so while most of the interior scenes could be shot on soundstages anywhere, it’s still critical that those exteriors retain their New York flavor.
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