Is ‘Joker 2’ a Musical? Lady Gaga Confirmed as Harley Quinn in New Teaser
When news came recently that Todd Phillips was making moves on his sequel to Joker, I was wondering what would be the hook for the sequel. Enter Lady Gaga.
A new teaser for the movie debuted on August 4, 2022, that confirmed Lady Gaga will play Harley Quinn in the Joker followup:
The Hollywood Reporter had previously written, in an exclusive, that the Academy Award-winning actress was in talks to play Harley Quinn in what would be, according to their sources, a musical sequel. Considering actor Joaquin Phoenix has experience singing due to his role as Johnny Cash in Walk the Line, I am actually excited about the idea of seeing this chaotic combination.
Joker: Folie à deux is the title of the sequel, according to Phillips, who shared it on social media back in June. Folie à deux, a madness/folly of two, is a term that refers to a “shared madness” or shared psychosis between at least two people. It was brought into the true-crime arena with the cases of Ursula and Sabina Eriksson or Christine and Léa Papin. That, of course, would play right into a Joker/Harley story.
With this confirmation, Lady Gaga will be the second live-action film version of Harley Quinn, and I also love the idea of seeing Harley played by a woman in her 30s, since Gaga and Joaquin only have a 9-year age gap.
Joker was not a film I loved, but it was a huge success. It made over a billion dollars and got Phoenix his long-deserved Oscar, and since Warner Bros. will never stop making things related to Batman, then it was expected to see this sequel. If it is a musical, and a Gaga-costarring musical at that, I will watch this folie à deux.
(via The Hollywood Reporter, image: Warner Bros.)
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