Jared Leto’s Joker Reportedly Starring in ‘Suicide Squad’ Music Video For Rick Ross and Skrillex
That headline seems a bit misleading because the real news here is that Suicide Squad is about to join the catalog of films that have their very own rap song — which includes recent releases like Deadpool and, weirdly, Jodie Foster’s Money Monster. Rick Ross and Skrillex collaborated on a track for David Ayer’s upcoming super-villain team-up, and according to a new report, the music video will feature Jared Leto’s Joker.
Just yesterday, Leto shared some curious photos to Snapchat, which he then uploaded to Twitter. In those pics, you can see the actor back in his Joker costume, but with reshoots now complete and Suicide Squad hitting theaters in August, it seemed a bit odd. After Leto tweeted that he’s in Miami, sources informed Batman-News that the actor is actually filming a music video with Rick Ross and Skrillex for Suicide Squad.
The duo debuted the track during a live show in Atlantic City last month, and although the title is unknown, you can hear references to Suicide Squad and the Joker, as well as the line “got that purple Lamborghini lurkin’” — a nod to the car Leto can be seen driving in the film. You can hear the full track below:
Unless Rick Ross and Skrillex just happen to be big DC nerds, it’s pretty likely that this is an official song for the Suicide Squad soundtrack. And having Jared Leto appear in the music video makes sense, especially given the distinct style of his new Joker.
Really, I’m just a sucker for a film that has its very own original rap track — you know, like Deep Blue Sea and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. Even Money Monster instantly became just a little better once that rap song kicked in over the end credits.
Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5.