Lady Gaga as new Harley Quinn? Margot Robbie wants ‘Shallow’ hitmaker to lead ‘Joker 2’

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Lady Gaga attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Margot Robbie has revealed who she wants to carry Harley Quinn’s legacy in the franchise.

Before the release of Todd Phillips’ “Joker: Folie à Deux,” there had been speculation about potential actresses who could play Harley Quinn. However, Robbie herself chose the best actor to play the title character.

The 32-year-old actress told MTV News that Lady Gaga would be the best actress to play Harley Quinn in “Joker: Folie à Deux.”

She stated:

“It makes me so happy because I said from the very beginning is all I want is for Harley Quinn to be one of those characters, the way, like, Macbeth or Batman always gets passed, you know, from great actor to great actor.”

Robbie, who has played the role for years, predicted that Lady Gaga would do something incredible once she takes on the role.

The “Shallow” actress has yet to comment on the possible appearance. However, Harley Quinn’s version in Phillips’ sequel would explore her life in a different DC Universe than the one left by Robbie’s version.

She also shared the film’s official trailer on her Twitter page.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lady Gaga has already entered serious talks to play the villain’s love interest.

As a result, Robbie and the next Harley Quinn could be in separate movies simultaneously.

Phillips first confirmed the “Joker” sequel’s arrival on Instagram in June. He revealed at the time that Joaquin Phoenix would play the Joker for the first time.

According to Deadline, “Joker: Folie à Deux” will be released on October 4, 2024. The film, “Joker: Shared Madness,” is the latest collaboration between Phillips and his original “Joker” co-writer, Scott Silver.

Because of the official title, fans assumed that the cult of the Joker would be the main focus of the upcoming film.

Brendan Gleeson and Catherine Keener have been cast, but their characters have yet to be named. Jacob Lofland appears to have joined the cast as well.

Meanwhile, there has been speculation about Zazie Beetz reprising her role as Sophie Dumond.

“Joker: Folie à Deux” will be released five years after the first “Joker” film.