Lady Gaga has been approached about joining the cast of Joker: Folie a Deux, a musical sequel to the 2019 film Joker. According to rumours, she is in talks to play Harley Quinn, the Joker’s sidekick.Following the director’s June 7 Instagram post of the screenplay cover, rumours began to swirl that Harley Quinn will appear in the film. Folie a Deux, the subtitle, refers to a common delusional disorder. Harley Quinn has frequently appeared as Joker’s sole companion in comic books, animated programmes, and films. The two are frequently depicted as having similar illusions.
Lady Gaga has reportedly in negotiations to play Harley Quinn in the film, according to Variety. Because no further details regarding Folie a Deux have been revealed, it’s unclear whether Gaga will also contribute music to the project, though it’s a safe bet that she will. In the first film, Joaquin Phoenix received the Academy Award for Best Actor for his depiction of the Joker, aka Arthur Fleck. His contract hasn’t been finalised yet, but he’s set to resume his part.After recasting Batman’s number one villain as a loner anti-hero and hitting gold at the movie office (with $1 billion in international grosses) and the Oscars (with 12 nominations and two wins), the director is taking a risk with Joker 2.
In the early 1990s, Harley Quinn made her debut in the critically successful Batman: The Animated Series. Since then, the figure has made appearances in comic books and films. Margot Robbie has played Harley Quinn in three DCEU films: Suicide Squad (2016), Birds of Prey (2020), and The Suicide Squad (2020). (2021). While not all of the films were successful, fans and critics alike praised Margot’s interpretation of the character. Because Todd Phillips’ Joker films are not related to the bigger DC Extended Universe like Robert Pattinson’s The Batman, they can afford to cast a different actress as Harley instead of bringing in Margot Robbie.
What exactly does the new joker entail:Folie à deux is a French term for a’shared psychosis,’ which refers to a “delusion or mental disease shared by two people in close relationship.” It is also often used in English to refer to this type of mental illness. We can deduce from the title that Arthur Fleck’s shattered psyche will be explored on film once more, yet it’s also possible that a second protagonist could enter the picture as a real second person with whom Joker reveals his intentions. We all have our opinions on how poorly Joker handled mental illness stereotypes, and we can only hope that the sequel is better.