Paws up! Lady Gaga in Joker 2 is goooooooooo
Mother Monster, currently wowing fans on her Chromatica Ball world tour, has confirmed her heavily-rumoured casting in Joker 2 by sharing (August 4) a teaser.
The sequel, officially titled Joker: Folie à Deux, will star Gaga opposite Joaquin Phoenix, reprising his role as Joker – and it’s a musical.
The teaser LG released is set to ‘Cheek to Cheek‘, a track by Fred Astaire which Gaga has famously released alongside Tony Bennett.
Joker: Folie à Deux
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 4, 2022
Variety first reported in June that Gaga was tipped for the role of Harley Quinn in the upcoming sequel, and the teaser – depicting both her and Phoenix as classic-style silhouettes – confirmed the news fans have been hoping for.
One for fact fans out there: director Todd Phillips also happened to be a producer on A Star is Born.
When the stand alone Joker movie came out in 2019, few could have predicted that it would be such a huge commercial and critical success, also nabbing star Joaquin Phoenix a Best Actor gong at the Oscars from a slew of nominations across the board at awards season.
At the time of the film’s box office domination, Warner Bros reportedly offered Phoenix a $50 million deal to play the complex villain in two more movies.
The Gaga announcement comes just a day after Warner Bros. revealed that the sequel would have a 2024 release date.
The term ‘Folie à Deux’ refers to the clinical term for the ‘shared madness’ between two people – in which delusions and hallucinations are believed to transfer from one person to another.
It’s already giving toxic, psychotic villainous dup vibes and we are living for it.
‘Joker 2’ will hit theaters on October 4, 2024.
Instagram teaser below along with some Twitter reactions, to see what the people are saying.
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Lady Gaga después de confirmar que será Harley Quinn en “Joker 2” pic.twitter.com/rd4MO9fJ3m
— luisi✨ (@SoyLuisBorjas) August 4, 2022
no sleep ✋ chromatica 👏 love for sale 👏 house of gucci 👏 jazz & piano 👏 top gun 👏 haus labs 👏 chromatica ball 👏 joker 2 👏
— Gaga Daily (@gagadaily) August 4, 2022
gay people going to see the joker because lady gaga is in it pic.twitter.com/wj6qDDM20r
— matt (@mattxiv) August 4, 2022
gaga begging the director of joker 2 to push her into a vat of acid so she can get into character pic.twitter.com/AzfuwxjrnV
— wiLL (@willfulchaos) August 4, 2022
Gaga when her agent told her she got cast in the joker film pic.twitter.com/vLhTBd951t
— Joe Gunn (@joegunn) August 4, 2022
The fact Lady Gaga will finish her sold out stadium tour and right after she will start filming for Joker 2 movie. Her career is about to reach third peak and we are not even aware how big this one is going to be and what other surprises she has prepared for us
— Veka (Fan Account) (@babyloniaan) August 3, 2022
A Star is Born starring Lady Gaga: highest grossing r-rated drama of 2018, 8 oscar noms (produced by todd phillips)
Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix: highest grossing r-rated film of 2019, 11 oscar noms (directed by todd)
Joker: Folie á Deux is about to make HISTORY pic.twitter.com/UBZohBFX1p
— allure (@alluregaga2) August 4, 2022
lol you’re gonna cast HEATH LEDGER as Joker??? It’ll never work!
Oh wait. It worked!
lol you’re gonna cast ROBERT PATTINSON as Batman??? It’ll never work!
Oh wait. It worked!
lol You’re gonna cast LADY GAGA as Harley Quinn???
Maybe just learn your lesson already, internet.
— Andrew Hunt (@AndrewHunt311) August 3, 2022
Gaga’s team when she says she’s going to stay in character even when she’s not filming scenes for Joker 2 pic.twitter.com/AcKBCXJEux
— 𝔟 (@imgagasholyfool) August 4, 2022