Margot Robbie, the actress who played Harley Quinn in several DC films, has issued a statement about Lady Gaga being cast as Harley Quinn in the Joker sequel, “Joker: Folie à Deux.”
In an interview with MTV News, Robbie expressed her excitement about Gaga taking on the role and stated that she hopes to see female characters, such as Harley Quinn, passed from one great actor to the next, just like male characters like Macbeth and Batman.
Robbie stated, “I said from the very beginning all I want is for Harley Quinn to be one of those characters the way Macbeth or Batman always gets passed, you know, from great actor to great actor.”
Lady Gaga was announced to be playing Harley Quinn alongside Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker in August 2022. Although no specific details about the plot have been revealed, it is rumored that the film may be set entirely in Arkham Asylum and could be a musical, which would be a perfect fit for Gaga who rose to prominence as a musician.
Robbie starred as Harley Quinn in 2016’s Suicide Squad, 2020’s Birds of Prey, and 2021’s The Suicide Squad, directed by James Gunn. Gunn commented on Gaga’s casting, saying he is excited to see what director Todd Philips will come up with for the sequel and rooting for “nice people” like Gaga.
There is no official announcement yet on whether or not Robbie will reprise her role as Harley Quinn in future films. After the release of The Suicide Squad in 2021, Robbie stated that she is ready to play the character again, but Warner Bros. has not revealed any plans for a third Suicide Squad movie. Rumors of a return for director David Ayer have been confirmed as untrue by James Gunn.
Lady Gaga’s portrayal of Harley Quinn in Joker: Folie à Deux will bring a fresh and unique perspective to the character, which is what Robbie hopes for all female characters. Gaga’s musical background and acting skills make her a perfect fit for the role, and fans are sure to be in for a treat when the film hits theaters on October 4, 2024.
Margot Robbie is excited about Lady Gaga taking on the role of Harley Quinn in Joker: Folie à Deux and is looking forward to seeing what Gaga will bring to the character. While there is no official word yet on whether or not Robbie will reprise her role in future films, fans are eagerly waiting to see what Lady Gaga will bring to the table in the upcoming Joker sequel.
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