In a Twitter post, Lady Gaga confirms her role in Joker 2 and teases Harley Quinn
Joker 2, with the official title Joker: Folie à Deux, now has a release date and a teaser. On top of that, there’s confirmation Lady Gaga will star in the film as – going by the teaser – Harley Quinn. This comes a couple months after director Todd Phillps announced the film, as he posted a picture of the script’s cover onto his Instagram.
While we haven’t got complete confirmation of Harley Quinn in this sequel, there are a few hints. For one, the subtitle “Folie à Deux” refers to a psychiatric syndrome where two people share a delusional disorder. Given Harley Quinn’s backstory of starting out as Joker’s psychiatrist before being turned to madness by him, the title fits. On top of that, the teaser posted by Gaga features silhouettes of the Joker and a woman dancing.
You can see the teaser down below:
Lady Gaga’s involvement with Joker 2 was rumoured a few months back. Also rumoured was that the sequel film will be a musical which, given Gaga’s music career and role in musical A Star Is Born, is likely. According to both Gaga’s post and Deadline, Joker: Folie à Deux will release on October 4th, 2024.
This news comes soon after Warner Bros. scrapped a Batgirl film that was mid-production, a move mainly due to a change of strategy brought on by a change of the company’s heads. However, it’s no wonder that, of everything, Joker got a confirmed sequel since the first film grossed over $1 billion worldwide, despite the relatively modest budget of around $55-70 million.
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