As a result of this success, Todd Phillips' Jokerbecame became one of 2019's top movies, earning $1 billion at the box office, and introducing a fresh fresh twist on the Clown Prince of Crime. Unlike the Joaquin Phoenix film, Lady Gaga will debut in DC in the same direction.
Following Margot Robbie's appearance in three major screen projects, Lady Gaga's casting as the DC villain is the second live-action portrayal. Suicide Squad (2016), Birds of Prey (2019) and The Suicide Squad (2021).
The director of The Suicide Squad has revealed his reactions to Lady Gaga's future portrayal.
Harley Quinn replies to Lady Gaga, according to James Gunn.
During an Instagram interview, actor and peacemaker James Gunn shared his thoughts about Lady Gaga's casting as Harley Quinn in the film "Joker: Folie a Deux."
Gunn admitted that he's "really interested in" seeing what Joker filmmaker Todd Phillips will perform in the sequel while also describing Lady Gaga as a "really nice." The DC filmmaker credited his conclusion by saying that he's "always rooting" for gentile individuals to do well:
"I'm really interested in seeing what Todd Phillips prepares up. I met Lady Gaga once, and she was absolutely nice, so im always aiming for nice individuals to do well."
Gunn defended his love for Harley Quinn in a previous interview with Slash Film, pointing out that "she's probably my favorite character:"
Harley is probably the most popular comic character Ive ever written, according to Gunn. In fact, she is probably my favorite character to have while simultaneously writing her insane actions and dialogue. Did I mention I loved her?
Gunn said withGamespot that he respects Robbie's portrayal of Harley Quinn, stating that "she's so perfectly represented."
I think people were so attracted to Margot from the start because she perfectly embodied a character from the time she first appeared in [Batman: The Animated Series] with [Harley Quinn creator] Paul Dini. So, it's really about Paul Dinis' initial character, and keeping an eye on that.
Margot Robbie's Version Will Influence Lady Gaga's Harley Quinn
James Gunn's uplifting remarks about Lady Gaga's next DC appearance are a welcome comeback, and this may help the actress/singer in her portrayal of Harley Quinn in Joker: Folie a Deux.
The supportive remark made by Marvel and DC filmmaker about Todd Phillips' imaginative approach for the sequel is also promising, mainly because of the divisive reaction from fans about the sequel being infused with musical elements. Moreover, Glenn's sentiment echoed Joker starZazie Beetz's support for Phillips, asserting that the genre shift "makes wonderful sense" and aligns with Phillips' "creative approach to the character."
When Lady Gaga's Harleen Quinzel and Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn are introduced in theaters, it is understandable that differences will be made between the Joker sequel and Lady Gaga's vocal features. However, the fact that the sequel will have musical elements will likely distinguate Lady Gaga's portrayal from Robbie's in previous films.
The release of Lady Gaga's Harley Quinn might be a success for Robbie's version until after 2024, considering that two iterations of the villain that is being shown on-screen may be confusing for casual viewers.
Folie a Deuxis will premiere on October 4, 2024, according to Joker.