Singer Lady Gaga has been lined up to star in the sequel to "Joker", "Joker 2" or the title "Joker: Folie a Deux". Here, he will play Harley Quinn. As you know, as the live-action DC multiverse has ebb and flow over the years, there have been some undeniable bright spots, including Margot Robbie's acting as Harley Quinn. In "Suicide Squad", "Birds of Prey", and "The Suicide Squad", his portrayal of Robbie as an antihero has received rave reviews from critics and fans alike, with some fans considering him a depiction of one of the strongest.
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So no doubt when the casting of Gaga was announced as Harley Quinn in "Joker 2" it became quite surprising news. Robbie also commented on the casting. In a recent interview with MTV News, Robbie expressed his excitement over the alternative portrayal of Harley, in part because it shows just how powerful the character is.
"That makes me really happy, because I said from the start that all I wanted was Harley Quinn to be one of those characters," he said. "Like how Macbeth or Batman." According to him, the actors who get the opportunity to play important figures are great people. Like Cate Blanchett who played the late Queen Elizabeth I in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age".
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"It's like someone playing Batman, or someone playing Macbeth," he continued. "I felt, in many cases, whether they were female characters, Queen Elizabeth I, I was honored to do so. I was like, 'Wow! Cate Blanchett plays Queen Elizabeth I'." He also felt relieved when he was considered successful in building Harley's character. "It's an honor to build on such a strong enough foundation that Harley can now be one of those characters that other actors can play."
Keanu Reeves Reveals The Dream MCU Superhero He Wants To Play
Keanu Reeves has become a very popular name in the Hollywood film industry. He has starred in a slew of action films, but some fans find it odd that the superstar has not yet joined the currently expanding Marvel or DC superhero leagues. Fans have been speculating with many rumors circulating about him joining a franchise but that has not been proven. Most recently, he voiced Batman in "League of Superpets".
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While appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to talk about his new comic book Brzrkr, he revealed to fans which Marvel superhero he'd like to play. "I may lose my geek nature as I get older, but when I was younger, I was pretty geeky with comics." Kimmel later replied, "I feel like when you were a kid, you were a comic book geek, but then you're 50, and you love comic books, you're a geek." Keanu laughed then admitted, "Okay! I'm going to be a geek."
Furthermore, he was also asked which Marvel character he would like to play. "My 10 year old wants to, I think he'll probably want to be Ghost Rider," Reeves replied. It's no secret that Marvel chief Kevin Feige has spoken to the actor about a possible MCU appearance on several occasions. Reeves is very appreciative of the Marvel films, saying, "It's really cool. I think the way the Marvel films have developed and what they're like right now is absolutely spectacular, and it would be a lot of fun to be a part of it."
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Meanwhile, recently, actors such as Ryan Gosling and Norman Reedus have shown interest in playing the Marvel superhero. Previously, in live-action, actor Nicolas Cage played Ghost Rider for two films, but the re-formation of the character is still a long way off and Reeves is thought to be a perfect fit for it.