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Lady Gaga looks set to be Harley Quinn in Joker musical sequel

June 14th, 2022 by Marc Comments

After the reveal last week (here) that Todd Phillips was working on a Joker sequel, called Folie à Deux, or a ‘rare delusional disorder shared by 2 or more people with close emotional ties’, we’ve been wondering who would be sharing the delusion.

Would it be Batman perhaps? Or Joker’s lover, Harley Quinn?

Well, now we know.

Yes, Lady Gaga has entered talks to star as Harleen Quinzel, AKA Harley Quinn, opposite Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck, AKA Joker, although word is that Phoenix has not signed on yet, despite Phillips’ original post having the star reading the script, left.

While nothing has been revealed about this version of Quinn yet – the first movie portrayed a very lose version of who Joker is, compared to his comic book origins – it is believed she will he a doctor at Arkham where Joker is incarcerated,  who falls in love with him and helps him escape and become the queen to his king of crime.

It must be stressed that this is not the same Harley Quinn as portrayed by Margot Robbie in the main DCEU movies in the same way that  Phoenix was not the same Joker as played by Jared Leto.

Adding to this news, it seems that this time out, Joker will find himself in a musical.

This is very interesting because, as we all know, Joker borrowed from the movies of Martin Scorsese, in particular 1982’s King of Comedy; if this is a musical, might we assume it will borrow from Scorsese’s 1977 classic New York, New York starring Lisa Minnelli, below? Hmmmmmmm…

Anyways, I think Gaga, real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, could be a superb choice of Quinn, especially in this new version of the DC universe and it being a musical would be a great change and a bold movie for a comic book movie.

It also has us wondering if perhaps Phillips’ dark DC universe of movies may be one step closer to becoming a reality. There’s a lot of characters in Batman’s Rogues Gallery alone we’d love to see get the realistic, gritty treatment… imagine Scarecrow, Man-Bat or Two-Face in this world? I shudder to think.

Anyway, Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn… let me know your thoughts, guys.

Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….