Update: Rumors have proven true, Lady Gaga will be the next actress to take on Harley Quinn in Todd Phillip’s musical sequel Joker. Reports from June revealed that Gaga was in talks to star opposite Joaquin Phoenix in the film, and on Thursday the singer confirmed the news. In a teaser for Tony Bennett’s “Cheek to Cheek” (a famous song Gaga covers with Bennet), two silhouettes representing Phoenix and Gaga dance before coming together as the title of the film, Joker: Madness for two appears on the screen. Along with the video, Gaga shared the film’s premiere date: October 4, 2024.
Posted 6/14/22: Lady Gaga is reportedly in talks to play Harley Quinn alongside Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker in a musical sequel to Tod Phillips’ 2019 film. No, that phrase wasn’t created in a lab by scientists looking to craft the one line that will undoubtedly blow up social media, it’s real, reported news.
Last week, Phillips revealed the title of the upcoming sequel, Joker: Madness for two, which refers to a medical condition that affects two or more people at once, meaning the Joker may have a partner in crime this time around, and depending on The Hollywood Reporter, Phillips has his eye on Gaga for the role of the Joker’s sidekick. Apparently, they’re still in talks and nothing is set in stone yet – even Phoenix’s contract isn’t finalized yet. But just like the recent announcement of Julia Garner’s biographical offer on Madonna, the Internet is not waiting for an official announcement to react. Following the report, Gaga fans and Joker took to Twitter, commenting on Gaga’s inevitable acting journey (will she study psychiatry to get inside the mind of doctor-turned-villain Quinn?), the astonishing press tour that will no doubt result , as well as what that means for Margot Robbie, who has portrayed Quinn in several movies (don’t worry, she exists in a different DC Universe and won’t be affected by this casting).
So while we patiently wait for more news – and while Gaga fans around the world do the unthinkable and actually watch the first Joker-spend some time watching this roundup of Twitter’s best reactions to all this hilarity.
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