According to Margot Robbie, she is thrilled that Lady Gaga will play Harley Quinn in the forthcoming Joker sequel starring Joaquin Phoenix. Joker: Folie à Deux is scheduled for release in 2024, and Robbie says it’s an honor for Gaga to reprise the part that she’s already portrayed in several motion pictures.
Robbie stated that she is “so pleased” to see Gaga take on the part of fictional supervillain Harley Quinn in an interview with MTV News that Entertainment Weekly obtained. When asked about her feelings regarding the possibility that Gaga will be portraying the role she is so well-known for, Robbie responded, “It makes me so happy, because I said from the very beginning that all I want is for Harley Quinn to be one of those characters the way… like Macbeth or Batman always gets passed from great actor to great actor.”
The speaker stated, “Its kind of like someone gets to play their Macbeth or their Batman” said the speaker. In the forthcoming musical, which is expected to take place in a realm distinct from the Suicide Squad movies in which Robbie plays, Robbie says she is eager to see what Gaga will accomplish with the part.
Robbie said she is grateful for having laid the groundwork for a vital female role that other actors and actresses, like the fantastic Gaga, might exploit in the future. Regarding the heritage of female roles and their performers, Robbie remarked, “I feel like, in not so many cases, are there female figures—Queen Elizabeth I, but beyond that, which I got to take a stab at as well, which I was honored to do.” I thought, “Wow! King Elizabeth, I was played by Cate Blanchett. I now get to. Being able to create a strong enough basis for Harley to become a character that other actors may try out to play is such an honor.
In the movies Suicide Squad (2016), Birds of Prey (2020), and The Suicide Squad (2021), Robbie is widely recognized for her portrayal as the jovial villain. She is expected to reprise the part in upcoming movies like Gotham City Sirens. Other than the inclusion of musical pieces, not much is known about Joker: Folie à Deux’ (a French expression meaning “shared madness”) in terms of the movie’s narrative, supporting cast, or crew at this time. But given the title, it’s possible that the movie will be set at Arkham Asylum and have a similar story to the comics’ about Quinn falling in love with her patient. Todd Phillips will helm the next movie, while Scott Silver will contribute to the writing.