Get ready, people! Lady Gaga is an Oscar winner (for Best Song for co-writing Shallow), but she’s been trying to get her hands around a Best Actress Oscar. Gaga’s latest role is playing a singing and dancing Harley Quinn, opposite Joaquin Phoenix as a singing and dancing Joke in Joker: Folie à Deux. Joaquin already won the Best Actor Oscar for playing the Joker in the first movie, and now it’s Gaga’s turn! Director Todd Phillips announced yesterday that filming on Joker 2 has wrapped, and he shared more pictures of Gaga’s Harley Quinn and Joaquin’s Joker. And you can practically hear the engines roaring up on Joaquin and Gaga’s latest Oscar campaigns!
The Joker’s “We Live In A Society” Line Stole The Spotlight In The Trailer For Zack Snyder’s “Justice League”
Zack Snyder‘s R-rated cut of Justice League has been hyped up for quite some time now. We’ve been teased with Henry Cavill‘s dark and broody suit and Jared Leto’s Marilyn Manson-looking Joker. The official trailer is now out for the SnyderCut Justice League, which comes out on HBO Max on March 18. Jared has been getting attention from the trailer and not just because everyone’s screaming, “HIM AGAIN?!” But because people are obsessed with meme-culture.
No, not that one. That’s Jared Leto‘s OTHER alto ego, The Jesus. When Suicide Squad came out the people cried “we do not enjoy Jared as The Joker!“ And lo and behold, the people were appeased. When the standalone Joker movie finally got made, despite Jared’s alleged attempts to get it killed, we were given a kinder, gentler Joker who wouldn’t hurt a fly (but would happily fuck some people up) in Joaquin Phoenix. At last, our long national nightmare of living under the tyranny of Jared being the Joker of record was over! Or so we thought until it was announced last year that Zack Snyder planned to unleash Jared as The Joker on the world one more time for the Snyder Cut of Justice League. Thankfully, from these first look shots provided by Vanity Fair, Zach must have changed his mind and decided to go with the little drowned girl from The Ring as Batman’s foil instead.
Don’t look now but that slimy thing you just slipped on is not a banana peel! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jared Leto is back to his old tricks (even though he’s allegedly only into young ones) as The Joker and is currently filming scenes for Zack Snyder’s Justice League, a movie so shitty they had to make it twice!
Back in October, Jared Leto learned the cold hard truth that people really do still want to see movies about The Joker (just not ones starring him). Todd Phillips’ gritty, greasy Joker broke a bunch of box office records, which in Hollywood accounting terms means it will probably be getting a sequel. There’s word that the sequel will have Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker meeting Batman. And it’s rumored that one of the names being thrown around for Batman is Ryan Gosling.
Even though Martin Scorsese thumbed his nose at Marvel, claiming their loud and proud superhero explosion fests don’t meet the bar of “Cinema”, The Hollywood Reporter says that Martin was once attached to Joker, and a source claims he had even considered directing it himself at some point. Turns out we might have Martin to thank/blame for drumming up so much interest in a standalone Joker movie that it actually happened. And unfortunately, the list of casualties in Joker’s wake include more than just your poor strained eyeballs when you heard about Todd Phillip‘s inability to write comedy and Joaquin’s Phoenix‘s extreme dieting and on-set pranks. Jared Leto’s feelings were also hurt!