Washington: American singer Lady Gaga is in early talks to star as Joker’s partner-in-crime, Harley Quinn, in director Todd Phillips’ musical sequel to the 2019 blockbuster ‘Joker: Folie a Deux’. According to Variety, after Phillips posted the screenplay cover to Instagram on June 7, rumors began to spread that Harley Quinn would star in the film. The subtitle, Folie Deux, refers to a shared delusional disease, and Quinn, a character first introduced in the early 1990s for ‘Batman: The Animated Series’, is the Joker’s only real companion. Has been – different from Batman.
Making “Joker 2” a musical is another bold move from Phillips, which replaced the Dark Knight’s number one villain as a lone hero and earned the film Office (with a worldwide gross of $1 billion) and the Oscars (along with I struck gold. 12 nominations and two wins) when he did.
Joaquin Phoenix won Best Actor for his portrayal of the Joker, aka Arthur Fleck; He is set to reprise his role, although his contract is yet to be finalised. All other information about ‘Foli Deux’ has been kept secret, so it is unclear whether Gaga will also contribute music to the project, although it is a reasonable guess that she will.
Phillips collaborated with Gaga as one of the producers on the 2018 film `A Star Is Born’, which earned Gaga an Oscar nomination for Best Actress and an Oscar win for Original Song.
Bradley Cooper, the star and director of that film, was also the producer of “Joker”, but it is unknown how much of his role in “Foli Deux”. For Warner Bros., Harley Quinn has proved to be a long-standing character.
Margot Robbie has played the role three times in 2016’s Suicide Squad, 2020 Birds of Prey and 2021 The Suicide Squad and is voiced by Kelly Cuoco in HBO’s Harley Quinn. ` which will air Season 3 later this year, as reported by Variety.
Phillips’ ‘Joker’ films, on the other hand, live in their own fictional universe from the rest of DC’s offerings, just as Robert Pattinson’s ‘The Batman’ can coexist with Michael Keaton’s version of the character. , who will appear in 2023’s ‘The Flash’