Margot Robbie cheers Lady Gaga's debut as Harley Quinn in 'Joker: Folie à Deux'

    Todd Phillips revealed the first look at Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn in Joker: Folie à deux. Margot Robbie shares her excitement, and the film's release date is announced. The film exists in its own DC Elseworlds timeline.

    Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga in Joker: Folie à Deux (2024)

    Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga in Joker: Folie à Deux (2024)

    When "Happy Valentines Day" was captioned by Director Todd Phillips on Instagram, hearts weren't just aflutter because of the romantic occasion. It was the first glimpse of Lady Gaga in character for the highly anticipated film Joker: Folie à deux, released on February 14, 2023. Since then, the world's eyes have been fixed on this intriguing sequel to the billion-dollar box office success of 2019's Joker.

    Lady Gaga's Debut as Harley Quinn: A New Icon is Born?

    As reported by Deadline, the image features Gaga in a scene with Joaquin Phoenix's Joker, and fans are wild with anticipation. What makes this announcement even more exciting is that Gaga is reportedly taking on the iconic role of Harley Quinn, previously portrayed by Margot Robbie in films like The Suicide Squad and Birds of Prey.

    From Robbie to Gaga: Passing the Harley Quinn Torch

    Margot Robbie herself seemed thrilled about the choice, telling MTV News, "It makes me so happy because I said from the very beginning, all I want is for Harley Quinn to be one of those characters, the way like Macbeth or Batman always gets passed from great actor to great actor."Robbie further added, "I think she'll do something incredible with it."

    With a release date set for October 4, 2024, the excitement for Joker: Folie à deux is building. The sequel is part of the DC Elseworlds franchise and will be clearly labeled as such, setting it apart from the mainstream DC Universe.

    Margot Robbie and Lady Gaga (Source: NME)

    The cast also includes Catherine Keener, Brendan Gleeson, and Zazie Beetz, ensuring a star-studded experience for fans. With the 2019 Joker film earning over $1 billion at the global box office and Joaquin Phoenix receiving an Oscar, this sequel has enormous shoes to fill.

    In an industry often reluctant to pass iconic roles from one actor to another, this passing of the Harley Quinn baton from Robbie to Gaga marks a significant moment. As we await the film's premiere, the excitement only grows thanks to Todd Phillips' Valentines Day surprise and the promise of another unforgettable Joker installment.

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