It’s rare these days to see a music video like this incorporate its tie-in so heavily, but twenty one pilots embraces its “Suicide Squad” connection whole-heartedly.
Set in Belle Reve Penitentiary, the video includes new footage, and previously-released clips from trailers, of various Task Force X members stewing in the prison. Unlike ’90s Batman movie songs, the music somewhat matches tonally to the movie, so it doesn’t come off like some…bolder attempts (See: Smashing Pumpkins’ “The End is the Beginning is the End”).
The best part comes at the end when various prisoners (none of the main super-villains, unfortunately) rock out with the band.
Check out twenty one pilots’ video for “Heathens” below:
The following promotional image was released in light of twenty one pilots’ “Heathens” release:
It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
Directed by David Ayer and starring Jared Leto, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney and many, many more, “Suicide Squad” opens on August 5.
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