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‘That is brilliant casting’: Joker 2 casting Lady Gaga possibly as Harley Quinn gets wild response

‘That is brilliant casting’: Joker 2 casting Lady Gaga possibly as Harley Quinn gets wild response

Todd PhillipsJoker 2 may have found its Harley Quinn in Lady Gaga as a new report indicates the sequel to 2019’s Joker has Warner Bros. reportedly in talks to cast the House of Gucci star. DC fans had a lot to say about the potential casting in the Joaquin Phoenix led franchise and are more intrigued to learn it would be a musical.

Phillips sent the internet on a frenzy last week when the director shared the second instalment’s script with the working title, Joker: Folie à deux. The nature of the title had many speculating it’s a hint to Harley Quinn’s arrival or a Joker imposter and THR’s update all but confirms the clown princess of crime debut in Joker 2. And Gaga’s name attached to the role could seemingly be a brilliant casting or at least according to the fandom. Readers can check out the responses below.

Interestingly, Phillips has worked with Gaga prior as a producer in 2018’s A Star is Born, in which the actor won the best original song award though lost out in the best actress category. Her performance in House of Gucci was also Oscar-worthy but failed to even earn a nomination. Since then, many have voiced their regret over Gaga’s Oscar snub. So fanatics are under the impression Gaga could deliver an Academy worthy performance in Joker 2, as did Phoenix in the first film.  Additionally, Gaga’s original songs have long earned critics and fans approval with the latest “Hold My Hand” for Top Gun: Maverick getting a ‘hit out of the park’ response.

Phoenix is yet to close a deal with the studio though the 47-year-old star already had his hands on the screenplay. Could it be a single picture or multi-picture deal? The same question arises for Phillips who seems to be on Warners radar for other potential DC projects as well. It remains to be seen what plans are in store for what could be an R-rated offering, especially since the first title still stands as the highest-earning R-rated crossing $1 billion.

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