When NetherRealm Studios and WB Games released the announcement trailer for Injustice 2’s take on the Joker, they probably didn’t expect the response they got. The video, which you can see below, started filling up with comments around the design choices for the character.
Some wondered why he had become emo while most seemed to agree that regardless of their dislike, they find it better than Jared Leto’s portrayal in Suicide Squad. The YouTube comments contain similar dislike for the character with more colourful language.
Some took to Twitter to share their dislike
Injustice 2's Joker looks like the result of a memo saying, "Edgy Jared-Leto-esque redesign, but pretend you're doing it in 1998."
— Spookingtons Media (@SpookingtonsDIM) April 28, 2017
Injustice 2 further shits on The Joker after the Leto disaster. *slow claps*
— Katie (@KissMyGoldfish) April 30, 2017
— HM Artist (@hmartist00) April 30, 2017
The Joker from Injustice 2 looks like a Jared Leto inspired hairdresser from Queens who only enjoys drinking locally sourced beer
— Abigail 🐲🐉 (@ShadowsGoddess) April 30, 2017