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Joaquin Phoenix And Lady Gaga Are In Talks To play Harley Quinn In Joker 2

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A big name is supposedly in talks to join the cast of Joker 2, which has arrived in development under the functioning title of Joker: Folie à deux. THR reports that pop culture icon Lady Gaga, who has found inordinate accomplish in both film and music, is in early talks to star in the film. If these talks work out, Gaga would be starring as a fresh incarnation of Harley Quinn, the supervillain played by Margot Robbie in the DCEU.

Joaquin Phoenix And Lady Gaga Are In Talks To play Harley Quinn In Joker 2

Per the report, Joker 2 is also being advanced as a musical, a stark contrast to the dark drama that was the innovative movie. That may elucidate why Gaga is at the highest of the list to play Harley Quinn, given her proven accomplishments in both acting and music. Of course, it positively doesn’t hurt that she happens to physically resemble a blonde-haired supervillain as well. 

Joaquin Phoenix And Lady Gaga Are In Talks To play Harley Quinn In Joker 2

It was just presently when Todd Phillips ensured that Joker 2 was finally in development after months of rumors. He updated an image of the script’s cover page on social media, with the “Folie à deux” phrase referencing the mental disorder that marks two or more individuals. The title has led to the assumption that there could be two dissimilar Jokers in the movie, while others theorized it could mean that Harley Quinn would be announced.

The stage has definitely been set for the latter, as Joker looked to end with Arthur Fleck getting sealed up in the psychiatric hospital. Harley Quinn was initially introduced in Batman: The Animated Series as a psychiatrist at the Arkham Asylum who gets operated by the Joker into falling in love with him and simplifying his escape. It’s unclear if Joker 2 would be integrating this same origin story for the character or if Phillips has something completely dissimilar planned for Harley.

Lady Gaga is well-known in the world for her chart-topping hits involving “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” “Born This Way,” and many more. She has since overwhelmed critics with her acting skills as a starring character in the hit movie A Star Is Born, earning a Best Actress recommendation at the Oscars along with the Best Original Song win for “Shallow,” which was highlighted on its soundtrack. More presently, Gaga had a starring character in the Ridley Scott film House of Gucci alongside Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, and Al Pacino. 

Joker was an implausible success for Warner Bros., to say the least. While it had a fairly unsure budget for the comic book-based movie, costing nearly $60-70 million to introduce, it became one of the greatest-grossing movies of all time when it was aired. Globally, the film banked over $1 billion to evidence that standalone movies about DC characters can prevail alongside the DCEU and still be efficacious. 

Phillips was originally apprehensive about doing a sequel, so it has taken some time for the official announcement for Joker 2 to come in. Given the achievement of the original, Warner Bros was eager to get the ball rolling, but Phillips looked to be waiting for the correct idea. That idea seems to be melodious with Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn.

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