Lady Gaga has revealed that she will be playing Harley Quinn opposite Joaquin Phoenix in the sequel to Joker, titled Joker: Folie à Deux.
The scene-stealing pop icon shared a quick teaser announcing the film on social media. It doesn’t give us much to go on: a quick animated snapshot of a dancing Joker and Harley, all set to Irving Berlin’s “Cheek to Cheek.” (A cheeky nod to Gaga’s Grammy-winning collaboration with Tony Bennett, perhaps?)
Joker: Folie à Deux— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 4, 2022
The teaser also tells us that the film will be released on Oct. 10, 2024, and seemingly confirms that this iteration of Joker will be a musical. Can it be a Lady Gaga jukebox musical, pretty please? Harley Quinn and Joker know a thing or two about “Bad Romance” after all. It practically writes itself.
What does folie à deux mean?
The French phrase folie à deux translates to “shared madness” or “folly for two.” It refers to a mental illness shared between two people who are close to one another. In this case, the title likely refers to Joker and Harley Quinn.