Academy Award winner Lady Gaga has officially been cast as Harley Quinn in Joker 2 alongside Joaquin Phoenix.
Gaga made the announcement on her Twitter Thursday morning, posting a teaser for the highly anticipated movie, titled Joker: Folie à Deux.
The clip is set to the song “Cheek to Cheek,” which Gaga has covered in her music career alongside the legendary Tony Bennett.
Joker: Folie à Deux
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 4, 2022
Rumour swirled earlier this year that Gaga was in talks to join the sequel.
Joker grossed more than $1 billion at the box office and went on to receive numerous Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. Phoenix won Best Actor for his performance.
It was reported back in June that the sequel is also set to be a musical, per Variety.
Gaga has received widespread acclaim for her film roles, including a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her role in A Star Is Born, opposite Bradley Cooper.
Reaction online was swift, with many fans bracing for her press tour for the upcoming film, which is eyeing a 2024 release.
“There can be a hundred clowns in the room, and 99 don’t believe in you, but one does.” – Lady Gaga; Joker 2 press tour
— Daniel Aubry (@DashofDan) August 4, 2022
mentally preparing myself NOW for the lady gaga joker press tour pic.twitter.com/WRqDxccSJZ
— David Mack (@davidmackau) August 4, 2022
i can’t believe the only way to get me interested in a joker sequel would be to put lady gaga in it and have it be a musical and then they actually did that
— Esther Zuckerman (@ezwrites) August 4, 2022
Me getting ready for Lady Gaga’s Joker 2 press tour pic.twitter.com/NQ2WeXCGmO
— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) August 4, 2022
So, let the countdown begin. We can’t wait to see what Gaga brings to the table for the sequel. We are sure she’ll knock it out of the park.