Warner Bros. reveals ‘Joker’ sequel, ‘Beetlejuice 2’ and more at CinemaCon (Part-1).

Las Vegas — Warner Bros. isn't resting on "Barbie": The 100-year-old studio is also aiming for a record-breaking 2024 with a new Mad Max feature, “ Furiosa,” Kevin Costner's two-part Western epic, “ Horizon: An American Saga,” the Beetlejuice sequel, and “Joker: Folie à Deux,” which stars Lady Gaga.  

CinemaCon, a weeklong convention and trade show in Las Vegas, began Tuesday night with the studio wowing theater owners. They brought stars like Kevin Costner, Michael Keaton, Robert Pattinson, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Chris Hemsworth, as well as film and teasers.

“Joker” filmmaker Todd Phillips released a preview for “Joker: Folie à Deux,” out Oct. 4, starring Joaquin Phoenix as the violent and mentally sick Arthur Fleck and Gaga as Harley Quinn. Phillips congratulated the room's exhibitors for making the first film successful.  

Phillips denied calling the sequel a musical. Music is crucial to the film, Phillips stated. “That doesn't veer very far from the first film.” Before its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month and theatrical release on May 24, “Furiosa” director George Miller spoke about the prequel and showcased startling new footage.  

We just finished last week,” remarked the 79-year-old Mad Max filmmaker, whose first film was released 45 years ago. This new film follows a young Furiosa, played by Charlize Theron in “Mad Max: Fury Road,” a 2015 blockbuster that grossed over $300 million and won four Oscars.  

“This is the story of one woman’s relentless commitment to impossible hope,” Taylor-Joy added. They witness her go through everything. Actor Hemsworth portrays warlord “Dementus  

The crowd was eager to hear from Kevin Costner, who will direct, co-write, and star in “Horizon: An American Saga,” a two-part Western coming out this summer. Set during the Civil War, Costner wanted to explore America's promise.  

“It was the promise that if you could come west, if you could survive it, you could make a home at the expense of a lot of things,” Costner said. That’s drama to me.” “Part 1” opens on June 28 and “Part 2” on Aug. 16, an unusual release. Sienna Miller, Sam Worthington, Danny Huston, and “Stranger Things” star Jamie Campbell Bower are in the cast.  

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