Injustice 2 Trailer Reintroduces A Jared Leto-Inspired Joker
Injustice 2 - Joker
(Last Updated On: April 28, 2017)

NetherRealm Studios released a new trailer for Injustice 2, this time unveiling the return of The Joker.

The trailer clocks in at just under two minutes, giving us a glimpse at a reimagined clown prince of crime.

The design seems to a mixture of different interpretations of the Joker. He has the coat from Suicide Squad, the disheveled hair like Heath Ledger’s Joker, but a manic, wild design all his own. He actually looks pretty cool. You can check him out in the trailer below.

Some people are a bit torn on his look. Some like the anarchistic design obviously inspired by Jared Leto’s portrayal, while others are a bit reserved on NetherRealm using the influence. In the case of Harley, NetherRealm based a large part of her design on Margot Robbie’s portrayal of the character and the Batman: Arkham games. Most people really like the influences that helped make up Harley’s look and appearance in Injustice 2.

For the Joker… I think the fact that they went close to the edge but didn’t quite step over the line into full Jared-Leto-Joker is what saved this design. The tattoos and piercings would have been a bit too much.

As for his fighting moves… Joker has a lot of gag moves and unorthodox combos. Fighting wise, his moves really do match what you would expect from The Joker.

Injustice 2 - Joker Special

His super special is also one for the ages. It was about one notch below heading into ‘M’ rated territory. That nod to Jason Todd’s death is something real special.

I am curious how they’re going to fit the Joker into the story of Injustice 2 given that in that Earth the Joker died to Superman. So either it’ll be another Joker from a different universe or maybe he’ll be used in flashback sequences? Not sure but we’ll find out when the game launches on May 16th for the Xbox One and PS4.

A lot of people are also excited to see what gear and skin options will be available for the Joker, because quite naturally there are people who want to recreate Heath Ledger’s Joker.


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  • Zufield

    H A S H T A G G R U M P Y B A T

  • Disqusted

    Watched some of the Burton Batman film again recently. Always liked Nicholson’s Joker.

    • Burton’s first film holds up quite well all the way around. I didn’t like Batman as a killing machine in the second film. The set designs, special effects and costumes were amazing though. I thought out of all the directors he really captured the look, atmosphere and feel of Gotham and Batman.

      • Pratim Gupta

        Batman killed lot of times in the original comics, he was like ‘The Shadow’ a vigilante who was not afraid of killing, he also used guns frequently but it was censored when comics started become kid friendly and that image of pacifist batman stayed on

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    I thought the Joker is dead in the Injustice universe because I remember he’s the reason Superman went all evil.

    • There was the second Joker from Earth Prime.

  • ItEotWaWKI

    The bloody ‘HA’ is a bit much, but other than that, he doesn’t look remotely as godawful as the Leto Joker. From what little you can hear in the trailer, I’d say whoever’s voicing him is doing a pretty fine job.

  • anopolis

    the laughter is all wrong…it sucks…wrong wrong wrong..its just wrong…i don’t mind the look…but..NO…why is it so hard to laugh properly?

    • You’re the first person to comment about the laugh.

      I think a lot of us have become accustomed to Mark Hamill’s joker and his laugh.

      • anopolis

        jack did a good job in 89…and whats his nuts was great in arkham origins….but whoever is doing it here…im not feeling it…its not a laugh, its someone imitating a laugh

  • daniel_ream

    He looks like the lead singer for Marianas Trench. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/O7MYC9O7ZKI/maxresdefault.jpg