The Joker may be primed for his biggest musical number since “Partyman.”
Jared Leto made news earlier this week after posting images of himself in costume as the Joker — the role he plays in this summer’s “Suicide Squad” (and subsequent DC films). It was unclear whether the actor was back in the clownish garb for re-shoots for the August release, or if he was participating in filming of the “Justice League” movie, currently shooting in London, despite having been recently seen in Miami.
According to a report from Batman News, the answer is much more boss than all that, and doesn’t even, as the “Rebirth” status of the DC Universe suggest, require there be multiple Jokers running around the world.
Leto was in Miami to shoot the music video to a new Rick Ross and Skrillex single to be featured on the “Suicide Squad” soundtrack, according to sources. Leto’s Joker will be featured in the video, and although the song’s name is still unannounced, a video featuring its debut at Atlantic City’s WAV Nightclub earlier this year revealed that the song hits on familiar beats like the “squad” while making mention of DC touchstones like Killer Croc and Gotham City.
Rapper Ross, a former corrections officer, is no stranger to the original soundtrack game, having contributed iconic verses on “100 Black Coffins” for Quentin Tarantino‘s “Django Unchained.” DJ Skrillex is experienced in Hollywood as well, having provided music for Harmony Korine’s “Spring Breakers.”
Due in theaters August 5, “Suicide Squad” looks to be the ultimate posse cut of supervillains. Check back with CBR for updates on the film and its soundtrack, and for a musical preview, check out footage featuring Ross and Skrillex’s single below, as well as Leto’s original Tweet. Maybe you can decipher the Joker’s new favorite lyric, replacing the old one about the Batmobile’s lost wheel and the Clown Prince of Crime’s subsequent getaway.
[Warning: Explicit lyrics]
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– JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) June 3, 2016
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