Every crazed, manic, dripping-with-attitude film deserves a soundtrack to match, but unlike most films relying on licensed tracks to round out their movie’s soundscape, director David Ayer has turned to some truly creative collaborations for Suicide Squad. And after early word broke that a song by Skrillex and Rick Ross would also be revealed at some point in the marketing, the day has finally come.
As predicted, “Purple Lamborghini” delivers the goods, with a style and energy that, strangely, fits well alongside releases like “Heathens” by twenty one pilots, and “Sucker For Pain” by Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and Imagine Dragons that also features Logic, Ty Dolla $ign and X Ambassadors. Fans will still have to wait to see the music video rumored to feature Jared Leto’s Joker, but for now, the animated skull versions of the two artists will have to do.
There will still be those holding out hope for the full music video, if only for the extra footage from the film likely contained within (if it follows the same structure as others). Aside from that, we must only ask if David Ayer and his team will decide to actually go fully meta, and have Joker listening to a song about his “purple Lamborghini” as he’s driving… his purple Lamborghini.
Our money is on a background track, if anything, but if it’s Joker’s type of music, it may be heard in one of the oft-talked about nightclub scenes between he and Harley pre-incarceration.
Suicide Squad opens in U.S. theaters on August 5, 2016, followed by Wonder Woman on June 2, 2017; Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash is currently without a release date.