After much speculation, Lady Gaga has confirmed that she will star in the Joker sequel, Joker: Folie à Deux Twitter on August 4 to share an 18-second animated teaser for the film. The new film, which is slated to premiere in October 2024 and also features the return of Joaquin Phoenix, is reportedly set to be a musical sequel to 2019’s Joker.
Gaga is rumored to be playing a new version of Harley Quinn, as The Hollywood Reporter noted, who acts as the Joker’s psychiatrist before they hook up. It’s safe to say that the star will give her all for the role, as she’s known for venturing creatively regardless of the project. “I have kind of a romantic relationship with suffering for your art that I developed as a young girl, and it just goes too far sometimes,” she previously revealed to Variety.
Of course, Joker: Folie à Deux is shaping up to be a much-talked-about movie, just like the first one, having already sparked a massive conversation on social media. And, as might be expected, Gaga’s inclusion in the film’s roster dominates the discussion.
Fans aren’t sure what to think of Lady Gaga’s casting
Right after Lady Gaga Approved Her role in the Joker sequel, Joker: Folie à Deux, exploded with a flurry of response across the internet. An avid fan tweeted“I don’t know about y’all but I’m ready for Lady Gaga in Joker 2,” while another wrote, “Lady Gaga is about to SERVE in Joker Wow.” Lady Gaga’s fans, known as the Little Monsters, are excited for her role in the film. However, it also turned out that not everyone is enthusiastic about it.
A Twitter user said“Lady Gaga actually cast in Joker 2, I want to throw myself in the river. Mersey [sic] this is going to be the most annoying movie ever made.” tweet“Lady Gaga after realizing she doesn’t need to prepare for Joker 2 because she’s been playing a clown the whole time.”
Reactions to casting Gaga for Joker: Folie à Deux may have been mixed, but support for the singer seems to far outweigh online critics. Also, it’s not as if doubt has stopped Gaga in the past as this follows her critically acclaimed roles in ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘House of Gucci.’