What’s Valentine’s Day without a little blood? That’s certainly what Joker and Harley Quinn likely use to celebrate the holiday. And this Valentine’s Day, we got a cinematic surprise as Lady Gaga took to Twitter to give us our first look at her take on Harley Quinn in Joker: Folie à Deux. This highly anticipated sequel to Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix’s first Joker movie will remain in the DC Universe as an Elseworlds project under the new leadership of James Gunn and Peter Safran. And the film has teased the singer in the role of the villainess before. Despite this tease, we still don’t have a great look at Lady Gaga’s transformation into Harley Quinn. We don’t see, for instance, what her costume looks like. But we’re definitely excited to learn more.
What the image does reveal, though, is Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn in a close embrace with Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker. It definitely nods at the romantic relationship between the two. And, of course, there’s the Valentine’s Day reveal. We guess we’ll have to wait for more from Joker: Folie à Deux to better understand what will surely be an incredibly complex dynamic between the two.
On April 5, 2023, director Todd Phillips also shared a pair of images of Harley and Joker, which look suitably moody.
Originally published Feb 15, 2023.