Confirmation in color. Lady Gaga will put herself in the skin of the playful and charismatic character of Harley Quinn for Joker 2. The rumor became information Thursday evening, confirmed by the singer herself on her Instagram account. A video of black illustrations on a red background quickly thrilled fans of the undisputed star of Poker Face. She will embody the crazy, energetic and funny personality of this DC Comics protagonist. Which had been played by Margot Robbie, in Suicide Squad (2016), but also Birds of Prey (2020) and The Suicide Squad (2021).
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His role will obviously come to life with Joaquin Phoenix, who had excelled in the body of Arthur Fleck, in the first Joker (2019), also directed by Todd Philips. According to rumors, the film will be akin to a musical. Lady Gaga will thus combine, without doubt, her two professions of actress and singer. As for the staging of this encounter, it would take place in Arkham Asylum, Batman's fictional mental hospital-prison.
Lady Gaga and Joaquin Phoenix, in love psychosis
Both will unite in this "madness for two", and will highlight the shared psychotic disorder. A phenomenon has been described by psychiatrist Emmanuel de Becker as a "delusional view of the world of one person forcefully adopted by another". The title of the film initially refers to the first psychiatric descriptions of Legrand du Saule's disorder, La Folie du Doute, written in 1871.
In the history of DC Comics, the two protagonists maintain a toxic, even violent relationship. It tells the grip of a Machiavellian Joker on the young Harley Quinn, before she herself takes control and becomes an emblematic anti-heroine.
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Lady Gaga and Joaquin Phoenix will fall in love, and unite for better or for worse in this Joker sequel.