Lady Gaga gets her close up in Joker: Madness for twowith filmmaker Todd Phillips sharing a first look at her in character on Instagram. Naturally, it was for Valentine’s Day.

Gaga is believed to play DC stalwart Harley Quinn in the sequel. Jokerthe 2019 film that grossed $1 billion and won star Joaquin Phoenix the Best Actor Oscar.

Phillips is directing the film again, which he wrote with Scott Silver. During the previous JokerPhillips shared looks at Phoenix, a tradition he continued when on December 10 he took to Instagram to announce that filming had begun. with a picture of her main man.

Filming is underway in New York and Los Angeles as it heads to its October 4, 2024 date from Warner Bros. Gaga previously worked with Phillips on A star is bornwhich he produced.

The first one Joker was a surprise hit, with the R-rated film becoming one of the highest-grossing DC films of all time. It followed Arthur Fleck, an aspiring stand-up and clown whose mental health issues send him spiraling after suffering rejection after rejection. He eventually dons the Joker persona and becomes a folk hero. The title of the sequel, Madness for twois a reference to a medical term for the same or similar mental disorder affecting two or more people, usually close family members.

THE Joker The sequel comes amid a transition for DC, with new DC Studios bosses James Gunn and Peter Safran developing a slate of film, TV, animation and video game projects that will all take place in a shared universe. Acceptance will be rare projects such as Joker or Matt Reeves The Batman sequel that will be referred to as DC Elseworlds titles, a term taken from comic books in which stories of alternate universes are told.

“The bar is going to be very high for projects outside of the DCU, Elseworlds projects”, explained Safran last month. “But once in a while there will be something that will live up to that.”