Joker: Folie à Deux behind-the-scenes shots confirm key details regarding the character arc of Harley Quinn, played by Lady Gaga
The new photos from the set Of Joker: Folie à Deux are just out and contain major story spoilers for Harley Quinn, played by Lady Gagain the next sequel. The shots document a scene that takes place on what appear to be the steps of a Gotham City courthouse, with Quinn present as her “civilian” alter ego, Harleen Quinzel.
A notable detail in several of the photos is a prop newspaper with the Arkham State Hospital mugshot pasted onto the front page. This, together with the newspaper headline text, confirms that the incarnation in Joker: Folie à Deux of Harley Quinn is both a patient in Arkham and the Joker’s lover, matching her backstory in DC Comics.
What will happen to Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn in Joker: Folie à Deux?
The Harley Quinn of Folie a Deux it differs from its comic book counterpart in at least one major respect, though. Previously released set photos revealed that Quinn won’t be sporting her iconic leotard in the sequel of Jokerdespite its enduring popularity since the character’s debut in Batman: The Animated Series. The fan-favorite character won’t even wear clothes modeled after any of his subsequent appearances in other media. The version in Joker: Folie à Deux of Harley will wear an ensemble that includes a red blazer and black leather skirt, as well as diamond-shaped eye makeup.
It is currently unclear how and when Harleen Quinzel will undergo her transformation into Harley Quinn in Joker: Folie à Deux. That said, stills and videos from the shoot continue to surface online, slowly filling in the blanks regarding the film’s story and characters. This includes video from the set of Arkham State Hospital which apparently shows the infamous medical facility on fire. It is possible that the Joker (Joaquin Phoenix) is directly or indirectly responsible for the fire.