Lady Gaga Confirms Her Role In ‘Joker 2’ Alongside Joaquin Phoenix

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Lady Gaga has confirmed her role alongside Academy Award Winner Joaquin Phoenix in the highly anticipated Joker (2019) sequel Joker: Folie à Deux (2024) with a teaser posted to her verified Twitter account.

Joker: Folie à Deux

The musical 18-second clip features the dancing silhouettes of Lady Gaga and Joaquin Phoenix to the tune of “Cheek to Cheek,” which Gaga famously covered with legendary singer Tony Bennett, before it closes out with an ominous Joker chuckle.

Prior to Gaga’s post, there were reports that she was in early talks to star in the sequel as the infamous Harley Quinn, Joker’s complicated love interest. Talk about a “Bad Romance.” While her Tweet doesn’t inform viewers of the specifics of her role, it is the first confirmation fans have received that she has officially signed onto the project.

Joaquin Phoenix as Joker
Credit: DC / Warner Bros.

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Here’s what we know about Joker: Folie à Deux so far.

Joaquin Phoenix will reprise the dark role of Joker/Arthur Fleck, which earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor In a Leading Role in 2020. Director Todd Phillips is also on board for the sequel.

It has been reported that much of the filming will take place in Arkham Asylum following the shocking Joker ending that saw Phoenix’s character commit murder on live television.

A lot of ‘JOKER 2’ will take place in Arkham Asylum.


Further reports suggest that Joker: Folie à Deux will be a musical and Gaga’s casting only adds fuel to that fire. Her musical capacity in the film is yet to be announced, but one could assume her contribution will be significant, especially having worked with Todd Phillips in the past on the award-winning project A Star Is Born (2018).

Joaquin Phoenix as Joker
Credit: DC / Warner Bros.

Related: ‘Absolutely Not’ Fans Furious, DC Turns Joker 2 Into Musical

The film has a release date of October 4, 2024, and if it is as successful as its predecessor, the sequel could see more than 1 billion box office dollars during its run according to the Joker statistics recorded by Box Office Mojo.

More about the original Joker film as reported by Variety:

Phillips’ original “Joker” film reframed the iconic Batman villain into an anti-hero character study about a struggling comedian and part-time clown performer named Arthur Fleck who becomes a folk hero in Gotham City after he lashes out in acts of shocking violence. 

The film saw an impressive awards season, earning multiple Academy Awards, British Academy Film Awards, Critics Choice Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Satellite Awards, and many more.

Joaquin Phoenix as Joker
Credit: DC / Warner Bros.

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