With all the major superhero films planned for 2016 already released, this summer is left to the villains. Suicide Squad won't hit theaters until early August, but expect the weeks between then and now to be packed with promotion for the film. Suicide Squad has already had three trailers, each received more enthusiastically than the last, and soon airwaves will be filled with TV spots and clips. More and more posters and artwork have begun appearing, as well as several lines of action figures and statues. Before too long, it'll impossible to go anywhere and not see the Joker's glittering, silver grin or Deadshot's cool stare.
Along with the usual bevy of merchandising, Suicide Squad is also getting its own tie-in song courtesy of rapper Rick Ross and producer/songwriter Skrillex. The tune is still untitled but it debuted earlier this year at WAV Nightclub in Atlantic City. A video has since surfaced (via Batman-News) in where you can hear the song, though it isn't exactly a crisp recording given it comes from inside the club. Still, it does provide a sense of what we can expect from the song and you can even pick out a few snippets of recognizable lyrics, with phrases like "Suicide Squad", "Gotham City", and a reference to the Joker's "purple Lamborghini."
Watch the video below to hear a preview of Rick Ross and Skrillex's song, which is expected on the Suicide Squad soundtrack:
In addition to the song there will also be a music video, in which Jared Leto will again don his Joker getup - greasepaint, tattoos, purple suit and all. Leto teased his appearance in the video by sharing a few photos of him in costume a couple weeks ago, leading some to suspect he was filming something for either Justice League, or perhaps more reshoots for Suicide Squad. But now it's been revealed it was instead for this music video, which we should likely expect in the days leading to film's release.
And if the promise of Suicide Squad music video starring Leto's Joker isn't enough to get you excited for all the Skwad stuff on the way, new images from upcoming issue of Total Film - in which we learn more about the mysterious foe Task Force X will face - have also surfaced online.
Check out the latest Suicide Squad images below:
The buzz surrounding Suicide Squad has been immensely positive for months, and reactions from recent test screenings have been just as full of praise and excitement. Expectations should still be tempered with caution, especially when considering that Batman V Superman also received positive reactions at its test screenings before it went on to becomes one of 2016's worst reviewed films. But Suicide Squad isn't trying to be Batman V Superman or Captain America: Civil War or like any superhero movie we've seen before; it's trying something different, and in the end that may make all the difference.
Suicide Squad will arrive on August 5, 2016, followed by Wonder Woman on June 2, 2017; Justice League Part One on November 17, 2017; The Flash on March 16, 2018; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League Part Two 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.