Director Todd Phillips has actually revealed our very first main take a look at Lady Gaga in Joker: Folie à Deux, the upcoming follow up to 2019’s Joker starringJoaquin Phoenix In the follow up, Gaga depicts Harley Quinn, and the image exposes the character looking into the eyes of the Clown Prince ofCrime This highly recommends that the movie will certainly check out the romantic relationship in between the 2 characters, which starts with Harley functioning as the Joker’s psychiatrist in Arkham Asylum, per Batman tradition.

Originally presented in Batman: The Animated Series, Harley Quinn was portrayed as the Joker’s fan, functioning as his partner in criminal offense while withstanding spoken and physical abuse at the hands of the facepainted madman. In more current years, she is regularly portrayed as somebody who broke devoid of the Joker, and in both comics and the HBO Max animated series, Harley has actually been checking out a romantic relationship with Poison Ivy, called “Harlivy.” With this in mind, some Harlivy fans are dissatisfied to see that Joker 2 is reanimating the Joker and Harley relationship, feeling that it’s time to move past that element of the character’s origins.

“Harley Quinn is literally with Poison Ivy now ….like it’s canon…but the str8s keep shoving Harley and the joker down our throats,” as one individual puts it on Twitter.

“We gonna have another f**king movie about Harley and Joker meanwhile Harley is so over with him on the comics and the animated show,” one fan reacted. “Sounds homophobic if you ask me. We need a Harlivy movie already.”

Another tweeter laments, “I know it’s early and it just came out, but man some of the responses to this image make me nauseated. ‘True love’ ‘me and my partner when _______.’ Here goes Harley and Joker being seen as an ideal relationship again.”

Making it clear that this isn’t versus Gaga personally, another person composes in a tweet, “y’all I love lady gaga sm but it’s time to move on from harley and joker’s relationship and move on to her endgame which is poison ivy like I don’t give a shit about this abusive man please give margot her poison ivy this girl has been asking for it for years.”

Another tweet checks out, “This picture just screams ‘I’m going to ra*e her later’ Harley Gaga, get an ivy to beat this crybaby joker’s ass! Keep in mind that this joker is in his 50s in this movie and Harley is probably in her late 20s [red flags] also is anyone getting sick of seeing this story?”

Others Are Very Excited for Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn

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Overall, the responses to Gaga as Harley appear to be a lot more on the favorable side, in spite of some Twitter criticism. In hardly more than 12 hours time, Gaga had actually obtained more than 248K likes on the image when she shared it onTwitter The initial share from Todd Phillips on Instagram has actually likewise reached 244K likes since this writing. The image alone is plainly creating a great deal of interest from other fans.

“I am so excited for it,” one fan composes. “When I first heard about it, I didn’t think I’d be excited for it much but now I am VERY excited I know it will be great. Lady Gaga will be a great Harley Quinn and Joaquin Phoenix is already a great joker.”

Another fan tweeted, “Todd Phillips posted this picture from Joker 2 with Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn! I’m so excited. As the biggest Harley Quinn fan, I know that Lady Gaga is absolutely going to smash this role!”

And, on the other hand, some fans are torn, feeling a mix of feelings as fans of Gaga who are over the Joker/Harley relationship. As another individual composed online, “Very torn with this Gaga Harley business. Love Gaga, love Harley, hate the Harley Joker relationship for always. Please let this end with her and Poison Ivy kissing and doing crime.”

In any case, it’s going to be intriguing to see how all of this plays out when the movie is launched. Joker: Folie à Deux will be launched in theater onOct 4, 2024.