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Lady Gaga Confirms Her Role As Harley Quinn in Joker 2 Alongside Joaquin Phoenix

lady gaga confirms her role in joker 2

Breaking out of his comedy genre, Todd Philips directed the much-loved Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix as the titular character alongside Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, and Frances Conroy. The film was gritty and dark, a staple for DC films but largely believed to be done well this time.

Joker became the least expensive and the first R-rated film to gross over $1 Billion worldwide.

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The film paid homage to Martin Scorcese’s Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy as it followed the life of a battered down clown performer named Arthur Fleck who struggles to find work and happiness in an indifferent and divided world.

Joker 2 is in the works

Since the release of the first film, fans had been rallying to see more of the universe and so it has returned. Confirming her role as Harley Quinn in the film, Lady Gaga tweeted to tease the sequel of Joker, titled Joker: Folie à Deux.

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Todd Philips described the violence in the movie to be a slow burn.

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The movie is set to be a musical, utilizing the talents of Lady Gaga, unlike the previous film which was a dark character study of a troubled person. Considering this is Joaquin Phoenix’s first sequel movie, it’ll be interesting to see if he can transport his character through films.

DC stuck in the muck

Considering the concerning state DC films have been since its reboot with Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, the situation has not improved even after a decade. Batgirl was canceled, DC League of Super-Pets has lived up to expectations and Ezra Miller is always caught up in a controversy.

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Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga previously starred in House of Gucci(2021) as Patrizia Reggiani.

Also read: House Of Gucci: Lady Gaga Had Psychiatric Nurse On Set!

The announcement of Joker’s sequel should put the fans at ease as alongside Matt Reeves’ Batman, it was one of the few successful DC films that Warner Bros. has released recently.

Joker: Folie à Deux is announced to release on 4th October 2024

Source: Twitter

Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.