Joker 2 Officially Receives R-Rating

The Motion Picture Association (MPA) has given an R-rating to the upcoming sequel “Joker: Folie à Deux”, as outlined in MPA’s recent ratings bulletin. The MPA cites “some strong violence, language throughout, some sexuality, and brief full nudity” as the reasons for the mature rating. This follows the precedent set by the first Joker film, which also received an R-rating in 2019. News of the rating arrives alongside the release of a new film poster and the announcement of an upcoming trailer on April 9.

Key Players Involved in “Joker: Folie à Deux”

In “Joker: Folie à Deux”, Joaquin Phoenix steps back into his Oscar-winning role as Arthur Fleck, the disturbed stand-up comedian who evolves into the infamous Joker. Joining Phoenix are stars such as Lady Gaga, portraying Dr. Harleen Quinzel. The character is famed for her transformation into Harley Quinn and her romantic involvement with Joker.

Zazie Beetz resumes her role as Sophie Dumond, Arthur’s neighbor. The sequel also features Brendan Gleeson, Jacob Lofland, Steve Coogan, Ken Leung, Harry Lawtey, and Catherine Keener in the supporting cast.

The directing helm of “Joker: Folie à Deux” is held by Todd Phillips, who also co-writes the screenplay with Scott Silver. The film is set to hit movie theaters on October 4, 2024.

Wrapping Up

Given the success of the first Joker film and the buzz around the sequel’s mature rating, “Joker: Folie à Deux” is expected to be a must-see upon its release. Stay up-to-date with its developments and more by visiting the HitPlay website.

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