The Joker returns to the stage, Lady Gaga will also stand by his side: will she play the role of Harley Quinn?

2019’s Joker was originally supposed to be a standalone movie, but after the huge success and fame it garnered, fans can look forward to a second installment! We know the details and the premiere date!

The role of Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker continues

The dark drama that depicts the life and birth of the Joker in an incredible way will have a sequel in the form of a musical. The first film has already received a long standing ovation during its premiere and finally attacked the Oscar with full force.

It received up to 11 nominations and Joaquin Phoenix eventually won the statuette for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. No wonder, the actor sacrificed a lot for the film, and the preparations were difficult. He lost a lot of weight, which eventually got him in trouble while filming, when he was so weak he couldn’t shoot scenes on stairs. He tried the Joker’s laughter and facial expressions for months, which finally paid off, because thanks to him, it’s also a legendary work.

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Joaquin Phoenix in the movie Joker (2019) Source: Profimedia

Now, Joaquin Phoenix returns to the stage as the Joker in a sequel titled Joker: Folie à Deux. The original Joker became a phenomenon in 2019, grossing just over $1 billion worldwide. The sequel, which will see the return of Joaquin Phoenix as Batman’s infamous nemesis, hits the big screen on October 4, 2024 – exactly five years after the first film was released.

Naturally, the actor is asking for a lot of money to reprise his sinister role, with estimates as high as $20 million. The sequel will once again be directed by Todd Phillips and with the return of screenwriter Scott Silver, audiences can once again expect great things from the famous band! Are you looking forward to it?

A musical alongside Lady Gaga

But fans should be prepared for a genre shift – Joker 2 will be a musical. The creators also prepared big surprises and cast the popular Lady Gaga in the film, which traditionally chooses unique characters with a bitter fate, demanding or mentally unstable. According to Variety, we should see her in the role of Harley Quinn, but it has not yet been officially confirmed. But who else should Gaga play, right?

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Lady Gaga performs at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2022 in Las Vegas Source: Profimedia

Lady Gaga confirmed her “Joker 2” casting by posting a musical preview on social media:

Joker: Madness for two
10.04.24 pic.twitter.com/obp7T9lBFL

— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 4, 2022

He will replace Margot Robbie

Harley Quinn turned out to be a supporting character for Warner Bros. Margot Robbie has played this role three times, in Suicide Squad in 2016, Birds of Prey in 2020 and The Suicide Squad in 2021. Now Lady Gaga is set to replace her.

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Margot Robbie in Suicide Squad (2016) (Photo: Profimedia / Christophel Collection / RnB © Clay Enos / Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. / Ratpac-Dune Entertainment LLC) Source: Profimedia

Director Todd Phillips posted the script cover to Instagram on June 7, revealing the caption “Folie à Deux.” The phrase refers to the delusional disorder shared by the Joker and his only true companion – aside from Batman – Harley. The character was first created for Batman: The Animated Series in the early 1990s. Joaquin Phoenix is ​​currently in a relationship with Rooney Mara. They have been together since 2017.

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