Joker: Folie À Deux’s Reddit Theories Are Already Turning All the Tables

Joker: Folie À Deux’s Reddit Theories Are Already Turning All the Tables
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Fans are teasing a whole new perspective of the villainous story.


  • Joker: Folie À Deux starring Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga is coming to cinemas this October and, while there’s still a lot of time to conjecture about the movie’s plot twists, a lot of compelling theories keep popping up in the media.
  • One of such theories compelled everyone’s attention thanks to some specific observations based on the film’s trailer.
  • The theory suggests a lot of major changes in the plot compared to the comic’s storyline, but it doesn’t seem to be a problem for fans anyway.

Todd Phillips’ sequel for his biggest hit about the DC’s evil character portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix is still quite far from the theatrical release, but the talks about the upcoming movie haven’t fallen silent ever since it was announced.

Joker: Folie À Deux will now bring Harley Quinn, Joker’s love interest, to the main stage thus forming a sinister duo driven by their common passion for villainy.

And though the film’s first trailer released a couple of weeks ago has seemingly confirmed what everyone was waiting for, some fans were attentive enough to notice tiny details that could point to a major plot twist.

Numerous discussions on Reddit have been heating up since the trailer was released on April 9 — the short sneak peek left ones in a raving delight and others in bewilderment caused by suspicions that concern Joker and Harley’s relationships’ real nature.

One user on Reddit was quick to point out the difference of Joker’s behavior after he finally meets his soulmate — according to him, Todd Phillips’ sequel may in fact turn the couple’s relationships upside down rather than stick to their original portrayal.

For many who have ever seen movies related to either Joker or Harley Quinn (or both) it’s a known fact that originally it’s the former that inclines the latter to join him in the criminal world thus exposing Harley’s true nature.

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The trailer, however, appears to show things quite differently — in there it’s pretty clear that Harley tends to talk Joker into sticking to what he really is (meaning Joker rather than Arthur Fleck) while he himself seemingly has some kind of crisis trying to embrace Joker’s personality once again.

Another user in their response to this theory noticed that, even if the movie’s plot did make such a turn of events happen, Joker: Folie À Deux may still reverse to the comic’s classic storyline — after Joker eventually follows Harley’s lead, he suddenly turns out to be terrifying for her.

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The abundance of such versatile and never-ending theories is due to the fact that Todd Phillips’ upcoming movie still keeps its plot details wrapped, despite the pithy trailer and the first audience’s reviews.

The only thing remaining clear is that Todd Phillips has been officially authorized to change the canon plot however he likes — fans will approve whatever he came up with anyway.

Source: Reddit