Joker: Folie à Deux – Director Todd Phillips Shares Exciting New Images of Harley Quinn and Joker
In 2019, DC Comics wowed audiences with one of its most unique films in the superhero subgenre, Joker (91%). The film was met with critical acclaim and even earned major awards, including Joaquin Phoenix’s Best Actor Oscar. Now, director Todd Phillips has finished filming the sequel, Joker: Folie à Deux, which features the addition of Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn. Recently, Phillips has shared two new and intriguing images of the film’s main protagonists.
Returning to the role of Arthur Fleck – the character who in the first film became the Joker and was later arrested – Joaquin Phoenix takes center stage once again. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga joins the cast as the love interest of the Joker. Rumors suggest that Harley Quinn’s storyline may be tweaked for the film – with her potentially featuring as a patient at Arkham Asylum, rather than a doctor there.
Phillips had already shared an official image of Lady Gaga from the movie back in February. However, new leaked images have shown the actress in full Harley Quinn attire. The director also recently posted a picture of her on-set, in which we can see the character’s full get-up.
One of the more controversial aspects of the new film is rumors that it will have a musical component. While some fans are wary of this, the title itself – which refers to a “shared psychotic disorder” – does lend itself to such an approach.
Lady Gaga is no stranger to acting, having shown her talent in numerous music videos, as well as in films like A Star Is Born (92%) – for which she was nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars. She has also been nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in La casa Gucci (73%). With her talent, we can expect great things from Lady Gaga’s take on Harley Quinn in Joker: Folie à Deux.
This new film is set to hit theaters in 2024. In the meantime, fans can continue to follow the quirky and ever-popular character of Harley Quinn, who’s appeared in a range of DC productions over the years. From the Batman animated series to Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (75%) and The Suicide Squad (91%), the character’s popularity continues to soar.