Lady Gaga Becomes Harley Quinn For Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker 2’ In New Image

The Joker's new companion has arrived!

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Lady Gaga is set to join Joaquin Phoenix for the sequel to 2019’s Joker, Joker: Folie à Deux, and a new concept design showcases the actress as Harley Quinn.

Since Joker: Folie à Deux was first announced, Lady Gaga was rumored to be appearing in the film as Harley Quinn. The first official teaser confirmed Gaga would be appearing alongside Joaquin Phoenix in the sequel, which is believed to be a musical.

After Joker followed Arthur Fleck’s transformation into the Clown Prince of Crime, the sequel now looks set to see Lady Gaga’s Harleen Quinzel following him into madness.

Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn Revealed

The new concept design from artist “bosslogic” on Instagram gives Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn a punk vibe, in a vest top with fishnet sleeves on her arms.

Check out the concept design for Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn below:

The artwork also gives Lady Gaga’s Harley her signature oversized mallet. Whether such overtly comical elements will make it into the more grounded world established in Joker is yet to be seen, but it’s certainly a compelling look for Gaga’s take on the classic Batman villain.

The look is a far cry from the ballo gown seen in silhouette in Joker: Folie à Deux‘s first teaser. Given director Todd Phillips’ penchant for shaking up the comic book genre, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Lady Gaga’s Harley in an outfit that sharply departs from her classic look.

After the first film ended with Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck in Arkham State Hospital, it’s likely that – as in previous iterations – Harleen Quinzel will start out as the Joker’s psychiatrist.

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. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the planned Joker sequel with Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

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