‘The Suicide Squad’ Director James Gunn Shares Thoughts On Lady Gaga As Harley Quinn

James Gunn responds to Gaga's casting!

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The Suicide Squad‘s James Gunn has responded to the casting of Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn in Joker: Folie à Deux after Margot Robbie’s take on the character in his DC film.

Margot Robbie first appeared as Harley Quinn in 2016’s Suicide Squad, before going on to appear in Birds of Prey and 2021’s The Suicide Squad. Lady Gaga will take over the role, though in a separate continuity, in 2024’s musical Joker sequel.

James Gunn, who directed Robbie’s most recent Harley Quinn appearance, recently responded to the news of Lady Gaga’s casting in the role.

James Gunn Goes Gaga For Harley Quinn

During an Instagram Q&A, James Gunn shared his support for Lady Gaga and Joker: Folie à Deux director Todd Phillips as they tackle a new version of Harley Quinn.

One fan asked Gunn his thoughts on Lady Gaga’s casting in the Joker sequel. The director only had positive things to say, sharing his excitement for both Todd Phillips’ direction and Lady Gaga’s new take on Harley.

Expressing his excitement for the upcoming sequel, James Gunn said:

“I’m really interested to see what Todd Phillips cooks up. I met Lady Gaga once & she was really nice, so I’m always rooting for nice people to do well.”

With Joker: Folie à Deux set to be a musical, it’s safe to say Lady Gaga’s take on Harley Quinn will be distinctly different from the portrayal previously delivered by Margot Robbie in previous DC films. Little is known about the film’s plot, but Gaga will appear alongside Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and Zazie Beetz is expected to return as Sophie Dumond.

Here is the official synopsis for Joker:

Director Todd Phillips’ “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.

Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

Joker is available on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital, while Folie à Deux will hit theaters on October 4, 2024. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the sequel, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!

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