Will Lady Gaga play Harley Quinn in ‘Joker 2’? Hopeful fans say singer is 'coming for that Oscar'
Filmmaker Todd Phillips sent the DC fans into a tizzy a few days ago after he confirmed the sequel to his 2019 Oscar-winning flick ‘Joker’. While Joaquin Phoenix will return to ‘Joker 2’ officially titled ‘Joker: Folie à Deux', rumors surfaced on the Internet that the film might feature Batman or Harley Quinn. And, according to new reports, Lady Gaga is in early talks to play the mad villainy role.
The Hollywood Reported published that the acclaimed singer-songwriter might bag the deal of playing the role of Quinn in 'Joker 2'. But, does that mean she will replace Margot Robbie, who in the DC universe has already played the role. Well, sources have revealed that Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn will be in a different DC universe than Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. Margot had appeared as Quinn in 2021’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ as well as several other films.
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Will Lady Gaga play Harley Quinn in ‘Joker 2’?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the details of Lady Gaga’s character have been kept under wraps. Joker is known for his on-off abusive relationship with Harley Quinn- who is his psychiatrist at the mental institution known as Arkham Asylum. Harley Quinn later becomes Joker’s sidekick after falling in love with him. Social media users certainly got excited with the update but the news got a mixed bag of reactions.
‘Joker 2’ might be a musical
And, if the reports of Lady Gaga playing the role of Harley Quinn was not enough, it is also being reported that ‘Joker 2’ will be a musical. Lady Gaga, coming on board, then makes so much sense. The first part simply titled ‘Joker’ was released in 2019 and it went on to earn more than a billion at the box office worldwide. The R-rated flick scored a whopping 12 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director for Phillips, and Best Adapted Screenplay for Phillips and Scott Silver. Joaquin Phoenix won the Oscar for Best Actor and Hildur Guðnadóttir won for Best Original Score.
Many on the Internet focused on the movie’s title ‘Folie à Deux’ which in English translates to “delusion or mental illness shared by two people in close association.” Fans came up with a conclusion that it could either be Batman or Harley. Todd Phillips has not shared any other details on the film and even Joaquin Phoenix has refrained from spilling further details on the project.
‘She’s coming for that Oscar’
Reacting to Lady Gaga playing the role of Harley Quinn, one user stated, “I'm worried that Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn might just be a bit too subtle of a performance, yknow?” And, one posted, “Lady gaga as harley quinn in a movie musical sequel to Joker with joaquin phoenix checks off all the boxes of a day 1 must see movie that i never even knew i had.” One user shared, “Lady Gaga is playing Harley Quinn in the next Joker movie, call that a… bad romance.”
The next one tweeted, “I’m absolutely pushing for Lady Gaga to get cast as Harley Quinn in Joker 2…please please please.” Whereas, a thrilled fan said, “OHHH SHES COMING FOR THAT OSCAR.” One posted, “Gaga gonna check herself into a mental institution to prepare for joker 2 lord have mercy” as another said, “I think Gaga is the best choice for Joker 2. She managed to play one of the most complex and difficult female villains in tv history. She would do just fine as Harley.” And, one concluded, “Joker 2 is a musical and lady gaga might play harley quinn…could this movie get any more annoying lmao.”
i'm worried that Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn might just be a bit too subtle of a performance, yknow? https://t.co/bdOo5z6Irp— David Sims (@davidlsims) June 14, 2022
lady gaga as harley quinn in a movie musical sequel to Joker with joaquin phoenix checks off all the boxes of a day 1 must see movie that i never even knew i had— Luke (@qLxke_) June 14, 2022
Lady Gaga is playing Harley Quinn in the next Joker movie, call that a… bad romance pic.twitter.com/XHYEnshNeO— chu (@chuuzus) June 14, 2022
OHHH SHES COMING FOR THAT OSCAR&twitter.com/dylanbehavior/status/1536503511751483392?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 14, 2022
I think Gaga is the best choice for Joker 2. She managed to play one of the most complex and difficult female villains in tv history. She would do just fine as Harley pic.twitter.com/2ZRavw83Vg— Roberto (@valsbitch) June 14, 2022
joker 2 is a musical and lady gaga might play harley quinn…could this movie get any more annoying lmao— gansey (@ganseybois) June 14, 2022