Lady Gaga Releases “Joker 2” Teaser Hyping Upcoming Musical Mayhem
Earlier today, we wrote about how Joker: Folie á Deux, the sequel to Todd Phillips’ 2019 blockbuster hit Joker, is coming to a theater near you on October 4, 2024. Now, none other than Lady Gaga, who will be co-starring alongside Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker’s main squeeze and comrade-in-crime, Harley Quinn, released this jaunty little teaser on Twitter:
Joker: Folie à Deux
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 4, 2022
Think Lady Gaga is excited? Yeah, and so are we. Joker: Folie á Deux is following in its predecessor’s footsteps by going its own way—the film will be a musical, of all things. After Joker shocked the world by offering a superhero-free, dark, gritty origin story for the titular Clown Prince of Chaos, garnering 11 Oscar nominations (and a win for Phoenix) and more than a billion dollars at the box office, a sequel was all but assured. What wasn’t assured, however, was exactly how Phillips, Phoenix, and the rest of the Joker team were going to follow up on an origin story that defied expectations with something equally unexpected. It would have been simple enough to continue Arthur Fleck’s story as the would-be stand-up comic and seriously maladjusted loner who became a folk hero to downtrodden Gothamites for all the wrong reasons.
Joker: Folie á Deux will continue to tell Fleck’s story, but it’ll do so with Gaga playing Quinn and via song, dance, and more mayhem, we’re guessing. It’s a delicious conceit, daring and unexpected. And if Lady Gaga is excited, well, then so are we.
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Featured image: R-l: Caption: JOAQUIN PHOENIX as Arthur Fleck in Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and BRON Creative’s “JOKER,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Niko Tavernise; LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 03: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the 64th annual GRAMMY awards on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy).