Lady Gaga teases that she has begun filming for Joker: Folie à Deux as Harley Quinn. Joker’s 2019 success at the box office, with critics, and with awards made it seem probable that Warner Bros. would find a way to produce a sequel with Joaquin Phoenix in it. After Todd Phillips, the director, revealed the script was finished and shared the title, it was finally confirmed that Joker 2 would be released in 2022. When Lady Gaga was announced as the Joker’s love interest, it immediately hinted that Harley Quinn might make an appearance. This was a significant development for the sequel. Since it was announced that Gaga would play Harley Quinn in Joker 2, there has been a lot of interest in seeing the character.
The first look at Joaquin Phoenix’s return in Joker 2 confirmed that filming had begun, and now Lady Gaga has hinted on Instagram that she’s currently filming her Harley Quinn debut.
Lady Gaga’s Oscar nomination for “Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick is the main focus of the post, but her Joker 2 allusions are found at the end of the caption. She states that she is “on set filming now,” but she does not explicitly say which film or television production she is a part of. The only upcoming project with Lady Gaga officially confirmed is Joker: Folie à Deux. The most overt indication that Gaga is currently filming Joker 2 is the Joker playing card emoji at the end of the post.
How Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn Did Fit Into Joker 2
The emergence of Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn will give Joker 2 a fresh perspective that the original film lacked. The title of The Joker: Folie à Deux suggests that Harley will be given just as much attention as Arthur Fleck. By inserting Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn into Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker’s life, Joker 2 will explore the concept of Folie à Deux, a mental illness that two people share. This might enable the sequel to explore mental illness more thoroughly than the original movie. As Harley and the Joker’s delusions may collide, it also means that the Joker sequel may contain even more scenes that may not actually be real.
What condition Lady Gaga’s character will be in when Joker: Folie à Deux starts is still a bit of a mystery. Her Harley Quinn might share a cell with Arthur Fleck at Arkham Asylum and be romantically involved with him. In the same way that the first movie gave the origin of the Joker a fresh perspective, it’s also possible that Harley’s origin will receive the same treatment in Joker 2. This would enable Harleen Quinzel to play a criminal psychologist who works with Arthur and other Arkham Asylum inmates before falling in love with him.
Additionally, it appears that the inclusion of Harley Quinn and the addition of Lady Gaga will change the tone of Joker 2. According to reports, the sequel contains musical elements. This not only makes the most of Gaga’s abilities as a performer, but it also builds on the musical dance sequences Joker performed in the restroom and on the stairs. Since Lady Gaga is currently filming Joker: Folie à Deux, there’s a chance that set pictures or videos will surface showing how she plays Harley Quinn.
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