‘Joker’ Sequel to be a Musical and Co-Star Lady Gaga

Last week, director Todd Phillips took to Instagram to reveal work has begun on the follow-up to his 2019 Academy Award-winning film, Joker. Without caption, the director simply posted the cover of the screenplay — intriguingly subtitled “Folie à Deux” — and a photo of Joaquin Phoenix reading the script.

According to Wikipedia, folie à deux is a “psychiatric syndrome in which symptoms of a delusional belief, and sometimes hallucinations, are transmitted from one individual to another.” When Phillips first revealed the sequel’s title, fan speculation ran the gamut about who the other person to share Joker’s psychosis would be. Well, now we know, even if you can’t read her Joker p-p-p-poker face.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Lady Gaga is in talks to join Joker: Folie à Deux as Harley Quinn. Even better? It’s going to be a musical. Now, you know how I feel about DC and musicals, so this is exciting news!

Interestingly, the artist BossLogic proved to be quite prophetic, sharing a parody of La La Land he created years ago that pretty much nailed what the Joker sequel is going to be:

No word yet on when production on Joker: Folie à Deux will begin, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted.

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