In a new video from the set of Joker: Folie à Deux, Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn can be heard singing for the first time.
This sequel to the intense crime drama Joker takes a musical turn, showcasing Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck’s continuing descent into madness.
Joker: Folie à Deux is set to be the first-ever superhero movie musical, and Lady Gaga has been enlisted for the project. Her portrayal of Harley Quinn is highly anticipated, and fans can catch a sneak peek of her singing in the latest set video.
A user named @jokerfolienews shared a sneak peak at Lady Gaga singing as Harley Quinn in the set of Joker: Folie à Deux.
Even though the video doesn’t show the singer/actress, her singing performance as Harley Quinn is still evident, which is enough to satisfy fans until DC releases an official glimpse of a musical scene from the much-awaited movie.
Director Todd Phillips’ decision to turn the film into a musical may come as a surprise, but it aligns perfectly with this version of the character and the direction the sequel seems to be taking.
In 2019, the movie Joker captivated viewers with Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal of Arthur Fleck’s tumultuous transformation into the notorious Joker.
Among the film’s most compelling moments was when Arthur appeared to finally embrace his alter ego and become the Clown Prince of Crime. This was perfectly depicted in a haunting scene of the Joker dancing solo in a bathroom to the poignant music of Hildur Guðnadóttir’s score.
This scene effectively demonstrated the significance of music, which is a key aspect of the franchise.
Phillips has taken the connection to the next level by bringing back Guðnadóttir to compose the score for the upcoming movie, Joker: Folie à Deux.
This time, the music will play a bigger role as the movie has been confirmed to be a musical. With the casting of Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn, audiences are in for a treat when the movie premieres next year.
Although unconventional, this decision allows for a deeper exploration of the Joker and Harley Quinn’s minds as they fall in love at Arkham Asylum and try to escape, as seen in leaked set photos and videos.
The upcoming release of Joker: Folie à Deux, the first musical movie in a superhero franchise, has generated significant buzz among fans of the genre.
This highly anticipated sequel follows the wildly successful and highest-grossing R-rated film of all time, Joker, which earned a whopping $1.074 billion globally.
By incorporating musical elements, DC is looking to broaden the appeal of the film beyond just traditional superhero fans. This innovative approach has the potential to attract fans of the musical genre, which could propel the sequel to surpass the box office success of its predecessor.
About Joker: Folie á Deux
Joker: Folie á Deux is an upcoming American film directed by Todd Philips, The film will serve as a sequel to the 2019 film, The Joker.
The plot remains unknown. The cast includes Joaquin Phoenix, Lady Gaga, Brendan Gleeson, Catherine Keener, Jacob Lofland, and Harry Lewtey.
The release date hasn’t been confirmed yet.