Joker 2’s Updated Rating Makes Fans Wonder About One Particular Explicit Detail

Joker 2’s Updated Rating Makes Fans Wonder About One Particular Explicit Detail
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Todd Phillips’ highly anticipated sequel keeps teasing the fans ahead of the release in October.


  • As Todd Phillips’ upcoming Joker: Folie à Deux is yet far from being released in cinemas, the news about the film’s plot details keeps emerging — this time thanks to the movie’s official rating.
  • Though officially the details about the film’s events are kept a secret, the rating suggests the plot’s specific nature that includes scenes of violence and some sexual aspects.
  • Lady Gaga ’s Harley Quinn and her storyline are still a mystery given the first film’s controversial plot twists.

While we’re still six months away from finally seeing Joker: Folie à Deux starring Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga, new intriguing details of the upcoming movie keep flushing in.

Thus, after a few early reviews from the test screenings, the film officially got the R rating — and the latter’s distinguishing features may give some major hints about the sequel’s plot.

Though any details about what’s happening to Joker and Harley Quinn are kept wrapped and none of the first viewers has ever shared any spoilers, the news about the film’s R rating can at least predict the main events’ nature.

What Does R Rating Mean For Joker: Folie à Deux?

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According to the Film Ratings website, Joker 2 owes its age restrictions to “some strong violence, language throughout, some sexuality, and brief full nudity”.

And if the first two definitions were quite expected given the first film’s events and the shocking ending, the latter ones are real revelations.

Though taking into account the fact that here Harley Quinn finally comes up on stage and joins Joker, it was quite an obvious statement that their romantic feelings would be involved thus some sexual aspect would inevitably resurface. There’s nonetheless still a mystery of how exactly Todd Phillips chose to show “brief full nudity”.

Lady Gaga’s character is also shrouded in mystery as there’s no persuasive suggestion of where Harley Quinn will go this time. Given the first movie’s revelations about Joker’s distorted reality that mixes his hallucinations with the real events, it’s still not clear whether Harley Quinn will once again choose the evil side or if it will be just her patient’s work of fiction.

The news about the movie’s explicit plot details is not the only reason for Joker 2 to be in everyone’s talk. A couple of days ago the upcoming film got an official (and absolutely stunning) poster and an announcement of the first trailer that is coming on April 9.

Joker: Folie à Deux will hit cinemas on October 4.