Joker: Folie à Deux director Todd Phillips shared the first image of Lady Gaga in character for his upcoming sequel, simply writing on Instagram, “Happy Valentine’s Day.” She’s reportedly playing the beloved Harley Quinn.
Across from A Star Is Born Oscar-winner Stefani Germanotta is Joaquin Phoenix, back in character as the Batman-less Batman villain with his latest iteration of chaotic facepaint. Phoenix, a four-time Academy Award nominee, finally bagged his Oscar for none other than 2019’s Joker.
In its own IG repost, Warner Bros. Pictures got a foreshadow-y comment from DC’s official page: “There’s someone for everyone, I guess.”
Also on the Joker 2 call sheet are Brendan Gleeson, Catherine Keener, and a returning Zazie Beetz. Phillips once again co-wrote with Scott Silver, who penned 8 Mile and got Oscar nods for Joker and The Fighter.
The director shared a day-one look at Phoenix in December, having already given fans this banger in June:
Joker premiered in 2019 and rocketed to becoming the first R-rated movie ever to pass $1 billion at the global box office.
The newly formed DC Studios, led by James Gunn and Peter Safran, is focusing on a cohesive DC Universe. It has also carved out room for films like Folie à Deux and the sequel to Matt Reeves’ The Batman to live, unconnected, under the banner of DC Elseworlds.
A new Batman is already bound for the DCU with The Brave and the Bold, one of many titles Gunn announced when detailing his slate at the end of January. These also include Superman: Legacy, a Lanterns series, and a Swamp Thing movie. Next up is The Flash on June 16, which will thrillingly contain the return of Michael Keaton’s Batman.