'It Makes Me So Happy': Margot Robbie Blesses Lady Gaga as the New Harley Quinn in Joker Sequel!
The stage is set for a 'bad romance' in Gotham! Lady Gaga and Joaquin Phoenix bring the heat as Harley Quinn and Joker in the upcoming sequel, 'Joker: Folie à Deux.'
Let's dial back to the most talked-about Valentine's Day of 2023—when Warner Brothers gave us a glimpse of the unhinged love story we didn't know we needed. "It makes me so happy," as Margot Robbie expressed her support, the first look at Lady Gaga and Joaquin Phoenix in 'Joker: Folie à Deux' hit the digital streets, as reported by People.
"All I Want Is for Harley Quinn to Be One of Those Characters": A New Harley in Town
Harley Quinn—a character originally crafted for the '92 Saturday morning cartoon—has taken various forms, most notably portrayed by Margot Robbie. Yet, in a glittering twist, Gaga donned the iconic smudged makeup and playful malevolence, making fans everywhere squeal. "The snapshot captures the musician-turned-actress and Phoenix in the moments after a passionate kiss," as People described the first look.
"Queen Elizabeth I, But Like Beyond That": Harley Joins the Iconic League
Margot Robbie, who turned Harley Quinn into a blockbuster phenomenon, is no stranger to iconic roles herself. "It's such an honor to have built a foundation strong enough that Harley can now be one of those characters who other actors get to have a go at playing," she told MTV in October 2022. And now Gaga, whose sultry silhouette danced beside Phoenix's in a teaser video, gets her chance at comic book immortality.
Robbie's words ring true, affirming that the Harley Quinn character has now joined the ranks of iconic roles like Macbeth and Batman—roles that can be "passed from great actor to great actor." Given Gaga's diverse portfolio, from slaying the music charts to captivating audiences on the silver screen, it's a foregone conclusion that she'll bring a new, jaw-dropping flavor to the role.
Directed once again by Todd Phillips, 'Joker: Folie à Deux' remains enshrouded in mystery. But if the title—French for "a madness shared by two"—is anything to go by, Gaga and Phoenix are bound to unleash something deliciously sinister on October 4, 2024.
So mark your calendars, Gothamites! If Robbie's Harley was a hit, Gaga's Harley promises to be an epic. And in the words of the original Harley herself, "I think she'll do something incredible with it."
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