Lady Gaga Confirms Harley Quinn Role In ‘Joker 2’

Depending on who you ask, yesterday’s announcement by Warner Bros. Discover of a release date for Joker 2 was either shrewd timing, or a desperate attempt to get fans to forget that Batgirl stuff. However you feel about it will probably color your opinion of today’s news, too, as Lady Gaga has confirmed her role in the sequel.

Lady Gaga has tweeted a musical teaser for Joker: Folie à Deux, confirming her role in the film. And as suggested by the brief announcement, the film will be a musical likely centering on Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker as he finds a woman with mental instabilities to match his own. Gaga is is expected to play a new version of Harley Quinn, one with absolutely no relation to the version played by Margot Robbie.

Todd Phillips is back to write and direct, with a release date set for October 4th 2024. Gaga and Phoenix make one Hell of a formidable duo, but will it be enough to help Joker 2 top its predecessor’s whopping eight Oscar nominations?

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.