Lady Gaga confirmed her role in Joker 2 by posting a music trailer on her social media account.
Phoenix returns as the Joker after winning the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in the first season, released in 2019.
The teaser she posted is set to ‘Cheek to Cheek’, a song that Gaga famously covered during her musical career with Tony Bennett. Details about Gaga’s character are still being kept under wraps.
In June, it was report that Gaga has taken on the role of Harley Quinn in the upcoming Joker sequel, which is slated to become a musical.
Before that, director Todd Phillips posted cover of the screenplay on Instagram and revealed that the subtitle of Folie à Deux.
Phrase referring to general delusional disorder.
The Joker’s only real companion – aside from Batman – is Harley, a character first created for Batman: The Animated Series in the early 1990s.
However, the teaser posted by Gaga does not completely confirm that she is playing the role of Harley.
Kaley Cuoco also voiced this character in the popular HBO animated series Max Harley Quinnis currently in its third season.
Original by Phillips Joker became a box office phenomenon in 2019, grossing just over $1 billion (approximately Rs 7,902) worldwide to become the highest-grossing R-rated film in history.
The film also won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and went on to receive 11 Academy Award nominations, including best picture and director. Phoenix won an Oscar, as did Hildur Guðnadóttir for the original score.
Joker: Folie à Deux slated for release October 4, 2024 in cinemas around the world.