Joker 2 star reveals mysterious role after shock appearance in trailer

Kayla Harrington
Joaquin Phoenix in Joker

Not much is known about the upcoming sequel Joker: Folie à Deux, but actor Steve Coogan has dropped some details about his mysterious role.

The actor appeared in a brief cameo in the movie’s first official trailer (1:33), asking Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) why his overall demeanor has changed.

Coogan has since given a few crumbs around the identity of his character, telling Deadline, “Can I tell you more about it? I’m in it. I have a very interesting scene with Joaquin Phoenix. I play a sort of a CNN-type reporter who interviews him in his cell. Beyond that, I don’t know. I’ve not seen it. I’m as in the dark as anyone else.”

While no one expected Coogan to give away any spoilers, he may not have been entirely truthful about the profession his character will have in the movie.

One of the most popular Joker 2 fan theories is that every scene that takes place in Gotham City is actually part of a shared hallucination between Fleck and Harley Quinn (Lady Gaga).

There’s a scene in the same trailer that shows the couple dancing on the roof of the Hotel Arkham, which could be their diluted version of the real Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane.

Coogan may be a CNN-type reporter to Fleck and Quinn, but his role could actually be one of the Asylum’s doctors, and the “interview” he has with Joker could just be a therapy session.

Much like Coogan, the rest of the ensemble cast consisting of Brendan Gleeson, Catherine Keener, Jacob Lofland, Ken Leung, and Harry Lawtey are also in undisclosed roles at this time, so audiences will have to wait until the Joker 2 premiere to get any answers.

Joker: Folie à Deux dances into theaters on October 4, 2024. In the meantime, you can read about other upcoming DC movies like James Gunn’s Superman, The Batman 2, and The Brave and the Bold. You can also check out all the new movies hitting streaming this month so you can add them to your watch list.

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