Lady Gaga has confirmed her casting in Joker 2 by posting a musical teaser to her social media accounts.
The upcoming DC movie sequel, officially titled Joker: Folie à Deux, will star Gaga opposite Joaquin Phoenix.
Phoenix returns to the role of Joker after winning the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal in the first episode, released in 2019.
The teaser she posted was set to “Cheek to Cheek,” which is what made Gaga famous in her music career along with Tony Bennett. Details about Gaga’s character are not yet known.
In June, it was reported that Gaga would be circling the role of Harley Quinn in the upcoming Joker sequel, which is set to become a musical.
Before that, director Todd Phillips posted the cover of the screenplay on Instagram and revealed the subtitle Folie à Deux.
The phrase refers to a shared delusional disorder.
Joker’s only real companion—other than Batman, anyway—was Harley, a character first created for Batman: The Animated Series in the early 1990s.
However, the teaser posted by Gaga does not fully confirm that she plays Harley.
The character of Harley Quinn was an enduring character for Warner Bros., as Margot Robbie played the part in 2016’s Suicide Squad, 2020’s Birds of Prey, and 2021’s The Suicide Squad.
Kaley Cuoco has also voiced the character in the hit HBO Max animated series Harley Quinn, which is now in its third season.
Phillips’ original Joker became a box office phenomenon in 2019, grossing just over $1 billion (approximately Rs. 7,902 crore) worldwide to become the highest-grossing R-rated film in history.
The film also won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and received 11 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Director. Phoenix won the Oscar, as did Hildur Guðnadóttir for the original score.
Joker: Folie à Deux is scheduled for release on October 4, 2024 in theaters around the world.