Joker 2: is it a musical and will Lady Gaga play Harley Quinn?

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The Hollywood Reporter has stated that details of Gaga’s role are “under wraps.”

It has been reported that Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) is in initial talks to join the cast of Joker 2, in which she will star alongside Joaquin Phoenix as Harley Quinn.

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Director Todd Phillips (Joker, War Dogs) has teased fans with an Instagram post confirming the Joker 2 movie will be released in June.

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The director shared a picture of the front cover of the script for the sequel, alongside a picture of actor Joaquin Phoenix reading a copy of it while smoking a cigarette.

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Fans successfully guessed that the French name Folie à Deux was a clue to the storyline and expected Quinn to join the sequel.

Phillip’s 2019 Joker film received rave reviews, with Phoenix winning the 2020 Academy Award for Best Actor.

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Here’s everything you need to know about Joker 2, who will star in it, and its rumored release date.

Will Lady Gaga play the role of Harley Quinn?

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It is reported that Lady Gaga is currently in early talks to play the role of Harley Quinn.

Lady Gaga is reportedly in talks to play Harley Quinn in Joker 2 (Image: Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

The A Star is Born actor and multi-award winning singer will perform alongside Phoenix.

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Details about Gaga’s role are being “kept under wraps.”

In the DC Comics, Quinn is the Joker’s psychiatrist while he is being held in the Arkham Asylum mental institution.

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The couple falls in love and enters into an abusive on-off relationship.

Is Joker 2 a musical?

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, a source revealed that the sequel would be a musical.

There was no additional information as to what that would mean, but fans are already reeling.

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Phillip’s first Joker film was a dark thriller with a somber atmosphere that often led critics to compare it to Taxi Driver.

The director is no stranger to films, however, having produced the Oscar-winning A Star is Born, which also starred Lady Gaga.

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Will Joaquin Phoenix return for Joker 2?

Phoenix will return once again for his role as Joker/Arthur Fleck after he was featured in the Instagram post reading the script.

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Joaquin Phoenix will reprise his role in Joker 2 (Image: Getty Images)

In Phillips’ Instagram post, Phoenix is ​​shown in an artful black and white photo wearing sunglasses, smoking a cigarette and reading the script, with Los Angeles in the background.

The actor played the critically acclaimed role in 2019 and won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of the troubled DC villain.

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Speak with vanity fair In 2019, Phoenix commented on the film’s dark aspects, which were criticized at the time.

He said: “There are so many different perspectives.

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“You can either say that here is someone who needed to be heard and understood like everyone else and had a voice.

“Or you can say this is someone who needs a disproportionate number of people to fixate on. His satisfaction comes from standing in the midst of madness.”

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What did Todd Phillips say about Joker 2?

Phillips confirmed the sequel to the critically acclaimed Joker film on his Instagram account in a June 7 post.

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The Instagram post featured a red-covered script titled “Joker: Folie à Deux,” which lists the writers as Phillips and Scott Silver, who both wrote the script for the 2019 episode.

After publishing the post, Warner Bros. shared the images on their Twitter account with the caption, “From the Instagram of @/ToddPhillips.”

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However, this film is not set in the same universe as Phillips franchise as the role of Joker goes to Barry Keoghan.

Phillips hasn’t commented on Lady Gaga joining the sequel or claimed it could be a musical.

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What does Folie a Deux mean?

Fans were quick to realize that folie à deux is French for madness for two and can suggest deception.

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The news that Lady Gaga is in talks to play the role of Quinn would confirm fan suggestions that she will star as his partner in this issue.

Is there a release date for Joker 2?

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No confirmed release date for Joker 2 has been announced yet.

Judging by the release date of the first Joker movie, it could be available for fans next year.

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