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‘The world is a stage’

Phoenix returns as the Joker, while Gaga stars as Harley Quinn in the sequel to the 2019 Oscar-winning blockbuster.

It looks like Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker has met his wild match in Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn, as the villainous pair dance a terrifying jig in the new Joker: Folie à Deux movie poster.

The first one-sheet teaser for the upcoming sequel to the 2019 Oscar-winning DC blockbuster joker arrived online on Tuesday, a week before the film’s scheduled trailer release on April 9.

“The world is a stage,” reads the poster’s tagline just above an image of Phoenix – holding a lit cigarette – as he lowers Gaga back as they dance under a bright spotlight.



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Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn in ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ poster

The image also shows red lipstick smeared across Gaga’s face, indicating that she may have wiped it off Phoenix’s Joker’s face.

Director Todd Phillips returned to direct the sequel to his Academy Award-winning hit, in which the Joker teams up with Gaga as famed villain (and reported Arkham Asylum psychiatrist) Harley Quinn. The film will reportedly feature musical elements, as both Phoenix and Gaga were spotted filming outdoor scenes with song and dance routines in early 2023.

In February, Phillips shared a series of images teasing the central couple’s relationship, including a shot of them dancing on a rooftop in Gotham City, with a fantastical sky — complete with toy-like buildings and a cartoonish moon — framing them from behind .

In 2023, cinematographer Lawrence Sher said that Gaga (born Stefani Germanotta) initially had no contact with him on set, although he later discovered that this was due to her commitment to Method acting to get into the role.



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Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn in ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’

“The [assistant director] at one point I said, ‘Oh, you know, Stef would love it if you just called her Lee on set,’ and I was like, ‘Oh, 100 percent,’ and… the next thing I said was something ‘Lee’, and it was like everything changed,” he said The trenches podcast. “From that moment on, it was like our entire connection changed. I thought: Okay, cool, that’s all I need to know. That changed everything. Then we made the rest of the film, which was much more about connection.”

The film follows the legacy of the first joker film, which grossed more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office and also scored a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars at the same ceremony. Phoenix won Best Actor for his leading performance.

Joker: Folie à Deux will be released in theaters on October 4 via Warner Bros. See Gaga and Phoenix in the new poster above.

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