Lady Gaga in talks to star as Harley Quinn in Joker 2

Lady Gaga in talks to star as Harley Quinn in Joker 2
Lady Gaga looking VERY Harley Quinn from previous shoot.
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How do you follow a genre-defining comic book movie? With a musical of course!

 

When the stand alone Joker movie came out in 2019, few could have predicted that it would be such a huge commercial and critical success, also nabbing star Joaquin Phoenix a Best Actor gong at the Oscars from a slew of nominations across the board at awards season.

 

At the time of the film’s box office domination, Warner Bros reportedly offered Phoenix a $50 million deal to play the complex villain in two more movies.

 

Officially titled Joker: Folie à Deux which is a reference to the theory of a group delusion (hello Trump’s America!), it has been reported that the sequel will be a musical and the director Todd Phillips also happened to be a producer on A Star is Born. Surely not a coincidence…

 

It’s a very exciting prospect we have to say. Harley Quinn is an iconic character, most recently inhabited by Margot Robbie in a number of movies, the best of which can only be The Suicide Squad directed by James Gunn. Quinn is Joker’s on/off lover/muse and they are known to have a somewhat toxic relationship, let’s say.

 

Having Gaga in the role (don’t forget Joker is set in an alternative DC Comics timeline than Robbie’s Quinn) would bring not only her serious acting chops to the project but a voice and songwriting skills that are clearly world beating and the internet is already living for it.

 


 

 

More on this as soon as we get it but in the meantime, let’s fantasise about Lady Gaga singing some self-penned bangers whilst swinging that signature baseball bat with gay abandon. There wasn’t a lot of laughs in the first movie so it will be interesting to see how it all pans out. 

 

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