It’s official everyone, Lady Gaga will star alongside Joaquin Phoenix as Harley Quinn in the Joker sequel, Joker: Folie à Deux, which is due to hit theatres in 2024. The singer, songwriter, and Oscar-winning actress took to Twitter to reveal the exciting news and shared a teaser trailer for the new film.
American filmmaker (and occasional actor) Todd Phillips is set to direct the sequel after previously securing 11 Academy Award nominations for his first Joker film. Needless to say that Phoenix and Gaga are in good hands.
But don’t get too excited just yet—while we now know a bit more about the cast and director, little is divulged about the highly anticipated sequel’s plot, though the film’s title might give us some clues.
Folie à Deux translates to “the madness of two” in French and it’s also known that the film is rumoured to be set in Arkham Asylum—which fans of the Batman comics will know serves as a psychiatric hospital for the Gotham City area, housing patients who are criminally insane, as well as select prisoners and is where the Joker and Quinn first met, with the latter serving as the villain’s psychotherapist.
In no time, Quinn becomes entranced by the Joker and ends up joining him on a rampage of madness. If that wasn’t enough to excite you about the new film, maybe this will: it’s reportedly going to be a musical.
Considering Gaga’s acclaimed performance—and singing, duh—in A Star Is Born, we can’t wait to see what she has to offer as Quinn. And it seems we’re not the only ones. “GAGA YOU BROKE THE INTERNET AGAIN YASSS WE LOVE TO SEE IT,” a Twitter user wrote in reply to the news.
Meanwhile, Little Monsters rejoiced in hearing their icon’s new song ‘Cheek to Cheek’, which was featured in the teaser and originally sung by Fred Astaire.
See you in theatres on 4 October 2024!