in , , ,
- Advertisment -

Maze Runner Star Jacob Lofland Cast in Joker 2, Fans Convinced He’s Playing Young Joker

Jacob Lofland joker

After Lady Gaga, Brendan Gleeson, and Catherine Keener, 26-year-old Jacob Lofland has joined the cast of Joker: Folie à Deux. According to reports, the Maze Runner star has landed a key role in the sequel of Joker. Tedd Phillips, the director of the 2019 Joker, confirmed the sequel in June this year with an Instagram post. Lady Gaga will be playing Harley Quinn, and as for Catherine Keener and Brendan Gleeson, their roles have not been confirmed yet.

Jacob Lofland joins Joker 2
Jacob Lofland joins Joker 2

The film director, Tedd Phillips, has not revealed anything about the film except that it would be a musical, and will be set in the Arkham Asylum. However, fans are already coming up with what the film may follow based on its title Folie à Deux, which is a medical term used to describe an identical or similar mental disorder that affects two or more individuals.

Read More: ‘He Should Be Paid More’: Joaquin Phoenix Reportedly Getting $20M for Joker 2, Fans Say He Deserves More as Movie Will Impact His Mental Health

Jacob Lofland Has a Key Role In Joker 2

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jacob Lofland is cast in Joker 2 for a key role. While many assume that the actor will be portraying the younger version of Joker 2.

Jacob Lofland 936x527 1
Jacob Lofland

As soon as the news came out, people started discussing how Jacob Lofland is suitable for the role of young Joker. Assuming that the sequel may reflect some of the past of Arthur Fluck in Joker 2, fans started assuming that Jacob Lofland will play the role of young Joker. Many even said that he looks like Joker.

Young Joker was not the only character assumed for the actor. Fans also discussed that he may take up the role of Jonathan Crane, aka Scarecrow, a professor of psychology who turns into a criminal mastermind. Another role that fans assumed he would take up was of teen or young Bruce Wayne.

Although this might not be possible the Hollywood Reporter also revealed that Lofland will be playing an Akhram Asylum inmate, who develops a close relationship with Arthur Fluck, aka The Joker.

Jacob Lofland made his debut with 2013 Mid and later had a supporting role in the Maze Runner franchise, where he played Aris.

Joker: Folie à Deux in Development

After announcing the sequel to the Oscar-winning and billion-dollar grossing film Joker, the studio is continuously making a new addition to the cast of the film. Grammy and Oscar-winning artist, Lady Gaga was the first addition to the cast, who will play Harley Quinn.

Joker's deleted scene reveals Sophie's true fate
Joker’s deleted scene reveals Sophie’s true fate

The film will also have a musical touch to it. Catherine Keener is expected to be a doctor or another inmate at the Arkham Asylum. Brendan Gleeson is expected to be the warden or the security guard of the Arkham Asylum.

Zazie Beetz may also return as Sophie Dumond, Aurthur’s neighbor, as the actress is still under negotiations to reprise her role in the sequel.

Read More: Joker 2 Announcement Gets Trolled as Fan Call It Another Cheap Martin Scorsese Rip-Off

Joker: Folie à Deux Expected Plot

Warner Bros has so far managed to keep the plot of the film under wraps and has not provided any details about it. But the title for the sequel, Joker: Folie à Deux, gave some clue about what the film may follow.

The term Folie à Deux is a medical term used to describe a shared mental condition between two or more individuals, mostly from a member of the family. However, in 2019 Joker, the only family member Joker had was his mother, who was ill is killed by his son.

Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck in Joker
Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck in Joker

Since he does not have any family members, his mental condition can now be shared by Harley Quinn and his new inmates at the asylum. Lady Gaga and Jacob Lofland can be two individuals who get affected by Arthur and share the same disorder as him.

The production for Joker: Folie à Deux will start in November in Los Angeles and New York. The film will release on October 4, 2024.

Source: Twitter

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.