Joker 2: the sequel could be a musical with Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn

Joker 2: the sequel could be a musical with Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn

This is the news of the day, even of the week, that no one saw coming: Lady Gaga could play Harley Quinn in Joker: Madness for Two which could be a musical.

Whether the formalization of joker 2 (temporarily called Joker: Madness for Two) was more than predictable after the triumph of Joker, the form that this DC sequel could take is immediately less so. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the artist Lady Gaga is thus in negotiations to join the distribution and embody a new Harley Quinnwhile the second part produced by Todd Phillips could be shot like a musical.

Lady Gaga in House of Gucci

Todd Phillips also served as the film’s producer. A Star is Born which allowed Lady Gaga to be in the running for the Oscar for best actress and to win the prize for best original song. bradley cooperthe director and lead actor of the 2018 film meanwhile served as a producer on Jokeralthough its participation in the production of joker 2 is not yet confirmed.

If the information is true (and the idea comes to fruition), the actress who recently starred for Ridley Scott in House of Gucci will therefore be the third to lend her features to DC’s Harlequinne after Mia Sara and her discounted version in the forgotten series The Angels of the Nightand Margot Robbie who has been portraying the character for the DCEU since Suicide Squad. On his side, Joaquin Phoenix will reprise his role as Arthur Fleck aka Joker after winning the Oscar for best actor in 2019, although the outlet clarified that his contract is not yet signed.

Joker: photo, Joaquin PhoenixNew choreography in preparation

No concrete information has yet been released on the script, except that it will be co-written by Scott Silver (8 miles, The Finest Hours) which was nominated for the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay with Todd Phillips in 2019. The idea of ​​a musical is surprising – and even disconcerting – at first glance, but given the eccentricity of the two characters and their tendency to always stage themselves in a grandiloquent and buffoonish waythe perspective is curious and coherent enough to be attractive.

Before resuming his Clown Prince of Crime costume, Joaquin Phoenix will play a new crowned head for Ridley Scott in Napoleonexpected on Apple TV+ in 2023, but also a successful entrepreneur for Ari Aster in the next Disappointment Blvd.

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