We Just Got Our First Look at Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn in the Joker Sequel

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Drop everything ‘cos we’ve just been given our first look at Lady Gaga in “Joker: Folie à Deux”. As a Valentine’s Day treat, filmmaker Todd Phillips shared to his Instagram a first-look pic of Gaga in a scene from the flick.

Gaga will be playing the character Harley Quinn in the sequel to 2019 film “Joker”, which made quite a splash when released in 2019, drawing in a whopping $1.07 billion at the global box office and earning 12 Oscar nominations. Phoenix took home the best actor trophy and Hildur Guðnadóttir scooped up the award for best original score. Phillips is once again in the director’s chair, guiding the film he wrote alongside Scott Silver.

The sequel’s set to be released on October 4, 2024, and is currently being filmed in New York and Los Angeles. Gaga and Phillips should be good mates by now, having worked together on “A Star Is Born” too, which Phillips produced. Zazie Beetz, Brendan Gleeson and Catherine Keener are also thought to star.

Back in June last year, Phillips announced the project and shared a picture of Phoenix deep in thought, seemingly reading the script. At the time, he hadn’t yet been confirmed to be starring in the film.

Then in December, Phillips shared a photo of Phoenix in character as Arthur Fleck with the caption: “Day 1. Our boy. #joker.”

What Does Folie à Deux Mean?

Folie à deux is a French term for a rare mental disorder that’s also known as shared psychotic disorder. According to the National Library of Medicine, folie à deux occurs when the delusion of one patient who suffers from a psychotic disorder is transmitted in its entirety, or in part, to someone else. The condition usually occurs with people who are in close relationships.

“Joker 2” Plot

The plot details for “Joker 2” are being kept under wraps, and very little is known thus far. However, the teased movie title could offer some insight into the story.

The sequel’s title may hint that the Joker will experience this mental disorder alongside his iconic comic-book partner in crime, Harley Quinn. While the first movie delves deep into the psyche of Arthur Fleck and shows his transformation into the violent villain, Joker, the second movie might explore his troubled on-and-off relationship with Harley as they both bring out the worst in each other.

Is “Joker 2” a Musical?

According to recent reports by The Hollywood Reporter, “Joker 2” is indeed set to be a musical! “Joker” as a musical, strange as it may sound, has a lot going for it.

The 2019 “Joker” movie was a massive success, netting Phoenix the best actor award at the Oscars and ultimately becoming the fourth highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time. Phillips has also worked with Lady Gaga before, producing 2018’s “A Star Is Born” with Gaga and Cooper.

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