Lady Gaga confirmed her casting in Joker 2 by posting a musical teaser to Twitter. She is rumored to be playing Harley Quinn opposite Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker.
This week it was also announced that Joker: Folie à deux will be arriving in theaters on August 4, 2024. Joker 2’s subtitle translates as either “folly of two” or “madness shared by two.” It’s a reference to a medical term for a mental disorder shared by two people, or a shared delusional disorder–or possibly hallucinations transmitted from one individual to another. Starting earlier this summer, it was rumored that Lady Gaga would be joining the film–and that Joker 2 could be a musical. Lady Gaga’s tweet confirms the former, but not the latter fact–though with her in place, it’s certainly plausible that the Joker’s next outing could be musical.
Phoenix will be earning a reported $20 million to reprise his role as the Clown Prince of Crime. And although we now have a title and release date, the movie’s plot remains a mystery.