MOVIE NEWS – Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck and Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn make Joker 2 – officially titled Joker: Folie à Deux – feel like an absolute must-see.
As the DC Universe enters a new era, Joker 2 gives fans plenty of reasons to be excited about the film. Every photo from the set promises something new for Lady Gaga and Joaquin Phoenix’s characters.
After Lady Gaga’s character designs for Harley Quinn were revealed for the first time, new behind-the-scenes images show what Gotham will look like after Arthur Fleck murders TV host Murray Franklin in a live-action shoot.
Previously leaked photos showed Phoenix and Lady Gaga filming their scenes on the street. But now, new details about one of the most infamous and troubled relationships in comics are beginning to emerge.
In an Instagram post by the Brazilian DC fan account mundodadc, the cover of Joker 2 Gotham Examiner reveals that the press is all over the hottest couple in Arkham. The fictional newspaper features a picture of the two main characters with the caption “Crazy in Love”. Meanwhile, a prison photo of Dr Harleen Frances Quinzel is shown. Interestingly, the relationship between the Joker and Harley Quinn has been made public. This may reference a scene that takes place after Arthur is released from the asylum.
Another fan account (ojodelciervo) posted photos of Phoenix wearing casual clothes as his character. Police officers surround him, so he may be trying to avoid attracting attention. The newspaper photo is accompanied by a shot of Lady Gaga kissing a random woman on the street. The same woman who holds the previously mentioned front page. All this is not far from Harley Quinn’s personality. In some of the photos uploaded for that post, fans can also spot what appears to be a protester calling for Arthur’s release and a man in a clown costume. This is not surprising, after all, as the Joker ended with the city being turned upside down by the riots sparked by Fleck’s impromptu speech.
In addition to all these stills, other photos were posted online to prove that Two-Face’s alter-ego Harvey Dent exists in Todd Phillips’ 1980s Gotham.
However, DC fans should take this as nothing more than an easter egg. Given that the Joker’s world is mainly disconnected from Batman. This means there’s still much to look forward to after The Flash before James Gunn’s plans come to fruition in the Warner Bros. studio.