If anyone had any doubts about whether Lady Gaga would be playing a new version of Harley Quinn in the sequel to JOKERofficially titled Joker: Madness for Twothe recently published images from the filming of the film in New York are in charge of dispelling the hesitations.
Gaga was caught by prying eyes for the first time in full character during the filming of one of the scenes at the New York County Supreme Court in downtown Manhattan, surrounded by police. The extras carried banners with the phrase “Free Joker”.
The version that Gaga is portraying as Harley Quinn wore a bright red blazer with a top in Quinn’s traditional black and white diamonds. The set was accompanied by a black leather skirt and black stockings with diamond shapes.
- Filming got underway in early December 2022 in Los Angeles, CA. Production later moved to NYC.
- This is one of the few projects that has not undergone changes, cancellations or modifications after the merger of Warner Bros. Discovery(details here).
the acclaimed Joker from the director Todd Phillips follows Arthur Fleck and his journey to become the clown of crime. Waiting to know details about the premise of the next installment, it is known that the sequel will have musical elements and that it will be set in Arkham Asylumwhich is where the first movie ends after Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) was sent there.
The musical sequel It has a great cast headed by the returns of Phoenix as Arthur/Joker, and Zazie Beetz reprising her role as Sophie Dumond, in addition to Gaga as we mentioned, like a new version of Harley Quinn, Catherine Keener (Get Out), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges, Harry Potter, Mr. Mercedes), Jacob Lofland (Mud), y Harry Lawtey (Industry).
The first film grossed $335.4 million and is the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time worldwide at $1.007 million. Joker won two Oscars: Best Actor (Phoenix) and Original Score (Hildur Guðnadóttir). The film was nominated for 11 Oscars, including Best Picture and Phillips for Best Director.
And in case you missed it, we tell you a curious fact about the title of the sequel:
- The literal translation of Folie à Deux is in English Madness for Two, and in Spanish madness for two. But it’s also a term for “shared psychosis” or “shared delusional disorder,” which could suggest a connection between Joker and Quinn.
- Joker is known for his on-off abusive relationship with Harley Quinn, his psychiatrist at the mental institution known as Arkham Asylum, who falls in love with him and becomes his partner and partner in crime.
Phillips co-wrote the script with Scott Silver. Both co-wrote the Joker (2019).
Joker (2019) by Phillips recounts the origin of the iconic villain, developing its plot in Gotham City of the 80s. The story is “An exploration of a man discarded by society that is not only a gritty character study, but also a broad cautionary tale, [que] It’s meant to be different from comic book superhero movies.” In November 2019, a few weeks after the acclaimed blockbuster was released in theaters, Warner Bros. gave the green light to a sequel again centered on the DC villain.
WBD set the theatrical release of Joker: Madness for Two for him October 4, 2024.