Well, not only that “Joker 2” is now moving forward with Todd Phillips returning to direct and Joaquin Phoenix returning to star, it’s been announced that Lady Gaga… the mega pop star may be playing Harley Quinn. Ya know, Harley Quinn, the popular Batman villain who plays Joker’s lover and sidekick. Not only that Lady Gaga is allegedly in talks to star as Harley Quinn, Joker 2 script is written as a movie musical.
When that news was announced, Batman fans in social media seems to be pretty outraged by that… Lady Gaga possibly starring and Joker turning into a musical… they don’t seem to like that idea. I’m seeing a lot of Batman fans crying about Margot Robbie not getting the Harley Quinn role for “Joker 2”.
Well like the title of this post says, it wouldn’t make sense to have Margot Robbie play Harley Quinn in the Joker sequel anyway given that both “Joker” and “Suicide Squad” times are different. Margot’s Harley in “Suicide Squad” was taken place in our current time and Phoenix’s “Joker” was taken place in the early 80’s. Doing a little reading Margot’s Harley was 26 years old in the Suicide Squad movies so that means in the early 1980’s, Margot’s version of Harley in “Suicide Squad” wasn’t even born yet so she’s out. It wouldn’t make sense to have Margot play Harley in “Joker 2” given the differences of time.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Margot Robbie as Harley myself but it’s time to give someone else a chance to play that character. I think Lady Gaga would be great. Her playing the role would raise “eyebrows” by some but I think Gaga would knock it out of the park and she would do great. I think Gaga would make all Harley fans happy. I think Gaga has what it takes to play this psycho mad girl with all kinds of problems.
I also love the idea of “Joker 2” turning into a musical movie… kind of in the style of “Rocky Horror”, “Cats”, “West Side Story” and “Jesus Christ Superstar”. Will Joaquin Phoenix be singing songs in “Joker 2”? Probably, for sure ’cause remember, Joaquin is a singer himself. He did that Johnny Cash movie, “Walk the Line”, remember that.
Even though Joker 2 is changing directions a little bit, Joker will still be the murderous madman and psycho. Plot for “Joker 2” is unknown as of this time but I think the story of Joker becoming the murderer will go even further and possibly start a gang like in the comics. I doubt Batman will be re-introduced again in this series but I’m sure the Bruce Wayne story will continue.
People may be complaining early but “trust”. I think “Joker 2” will be even better and bigger than the first. I think people will come around once “first look” photos and “trailers” start coming out. Glad it’s officially happening, though.