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Will Lady Gaga be Harley Quinn in Joker's upcoming sequel?

The singer could join Joaquin Phoenix in Todd Phillips' Joker Folie à deux

Will Lady Gaga be Harley Quinn in Joker's upcoming sequel? The singer could join Joaquin Phoenix in Todd Phillips' Joker Folie à deux

After House of Gucci and A star is born, Lady Gaga is reportedly about to return to the big screen with a major project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the singer, who is in theaters these days as the voice of the Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack, is in talks to join the cast of the Joker sequel. The hugely successful 2019 movie, which told the origin story of Batman's famous antagonist through an introspective journey into the life of comedian Arthur Fleck, amid violence, injustice, and failure, was such an unexpected yet overwhelming success with audiences and critics that it went on to gross more than $1 billion worldwide and 11 Oscar nominations. Therefore, when Todd Phillips, who will also return as director for this follow-up chapter, and Scott Silver delivered the new script to Warner Bros. the production company gave the immediate green light to work on the project. The first step? Casting.

If Joaquin Phoenix has already been portrayed reading the script and thus seems to be confirmed as the Joker, his co-star could be Lady Gaga who will thus be confronted with the role of Harley Quinn, the crazy character created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm and played by Margot Robbie in other films of the DC Comics universe. The Poker Face singer seems to have all the makings of great performance for the audience. Not only because she has already proven her acting skills or because she definitely has a penchant for playing with her image by daring with funny and eccentric make-up, but she would be perfect in the role of the historical partner of the Gotham City villain mainly because of her voice. Todd Phillips' new film, to be titled Joker: Folie à Deux, will, in fact, be a musical. A decidedly unexpected choice, however, that would fit Gaga, who has already tried her hand at this genre with A star is born for which, thanks to the song Shallow, she won her first Oscar.

At the moment there is still no word on when filming of the new Joker will begin, nor when it is expected to arrive in theaters, but the many fans of the Gotham City villain can't wait to know all the details about the project and to know for sure whether Lady Gaga will be part of the cast and, if so, how her Harley Quinn will look compared to the one we have come to know and love thanks to Margot Robbie.