Only a week in the past, Todd Phillips introduced on social media that he was reuniting with Joaquin Phoenix to start out work on Joker 2, however now the small print on the sequel are getting somewhat extra fascinating. Joker: Folie à deux will likely be a musical, and Woman Gaga is in early talks to star as Harley Quinn, in line with The Hollywood Reporter.
Based on the story, Gaga could be set to play a really totally different model of Harley from the present DC Universe incarnation performed by Margot Robbie. This may match the final format of the unique film, which additionally solid Phoenix because the Joker inside his personal universe, separate from DC’s different motion pictures. Neither Phoenix nor Gaga have closed offers to make the film but, The Hollywood Reporter says.
Phillips and Gaga have additionally labored collectively earlier than. Phillips served as a producer on 2018’s A Star is Born, which starred Gaga alongside Bradley Cooper — who, in flip, produced Joker. With the transfer to make Joker 2 a musical, it appears becoming that Phillips would flip to a barely eccentric star with extra musical expertise that almost anybody to fill the position of Harley.
In the meantime, on Gaga’s aspect of issues, Joker: Folie à deux would match the pattern of her earlier film choices completely. She’s now starred in two prestigious dramas, and gained acclaim however no Oscars for each. In the meantime, the unique Joker obtained 11 nominations and two wins, together with a Finest Actor in a Main Function statue for Joaquin Phoenix.
One query this new casting information poses is what this film is perhaps about. Whereas early hypothesis urged the film’s working title, Joker: Folie à deux, may discuss with Batman, it now appears extra seemingly that it may discuss with Joker’s longtime companion in love and crime, Harley, as an alternative. Both manner, with Joker 2’s most probably stars nonetheless not closing their offers but, we’ll seemingly have to attend fairly some time for a trailer or launch date.