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Since the announcement of Joker 2 officially happening dropped earlier this year, the Joaquin Phoenix sequel has been teasing a wild ride in writer/director Todd Phillips’ return to Gotham. One of the most sensational rumors was linked to the possible casting of Lady Gaga as Dr. Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn in what is apparently going to be a musical follow-up. Brace yourselves, because Gaga herself has confirmed she will be in the upcoming DC movie Joker: Folie à Deux, which means I now have so many questions that need to be answered.
The way that Lady Gaga broke her involvement in Joker 2 feels like a brief teaser trailer for the film itself. Posting a cryptic, yet playful video on Twitter, we see images of both Gaga’s character and Joaquin Phoenix’s returning protagonist Arthur Fleck. With the on-brand usage of the song “Cheek to Cheek,” here’s how Lady Gaga broke the news.
A short, but sweet video, it definitely borders on the creepy fantasy world that Joker played around with in its 2019 box office record breaker. However, if you look closely enough, there seem to be some clues that answer one of the potential questions that have been brought up. Naturally, in the world of this DC supervillain, that means more inquiries need to be made, and Lady Gaga has definitely made that happen.
Joker: Folie à Deux dances, and maybe even sings, its way into theaters on its newly-revealed release date of October 4, 2024.
More to come…