Lady Gaga in talks to play Harley Quinn in Joker 2?text_fields
If rumours are to be true, popular singer Lady Gaga will play Harley Quinn in Joker 2, director Todd Phillips' sequel to his 2019 blockbuster Joker, according to a report.
The Joker sequel was recently announced and it has been confirmed that director Phillips is working on a script for the same along with co-writer Scott Silver. As per The Hollywood Reporter, Joker 2 may be a musical and also introduce the character of Harley Quinn. The title of the sequel has been announced as Joker: Folie à deux by Phillips.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lady Gaga is in talks to play Harley Quinn in the musical. This will mark the singer's superhero debut if a deal does work out. Previously, the role of Quinn has been essayed by Margot Robbie in the other DCEU films including Suicide Squad and also a standalone film, Birds of Prey. Robbie last essayed the role in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad which released last year.
In DC Comics, the titular supervillain shares a toxic on-and-off relationship with Quinn, his psychiatrist turned lover. It is, however, not known whether Joker 2 will stay faithful to the source material given the fact that this version of Quinn is not connected to the one featured in David Ayer's Suicide Squad, the Margot Robbie-led Birds of Prey, and the James Gunn-directed The Suicide Squad.
Phillips recently teased Joker 2 when he revealed that it is tentatively titled Joker: Folie à Deux. He also shared a photo in which Joaquin Phoenix, who played the titular anarchist on Joker, is seen reading the script. The actor, however, is reportedly yet to sign the dotted line, but talks are said to be at an advanced stage.
Either way, if things go as planned, Joker 2 will mark Gaga's first collaboration with Phoenix, and her second one with Phillips after the 2018 musical romantic drama A Star Is Born. Phillips was a producer on A Star Is Born. There's no word yet on whether more characters from DC Comics will appear in the sequel. It is also not clear when Joker 2 will go on the floors.