If you saw Suicide Squad last week, you might have noticed how nonsensical certain scenes were. Images like the Joker lying down in a meticulously arranged circle of knives had zero relevance to any of the plots in the film, but were kept in because they looked interesting. That sort of aesthetic logic is similar to the way music videos are filmed, so it makes sense that the Suicide Squad soundtrack has spawned a number of gorgeous visual accompaniments.
First off, check out Skrillex’s and Rick Ross’ video for “Purple Lamborghini.” This one is pretty neat because it heavily features new scenes with Jared Leto’s Joker. He’s arguably in this video more than he is in the actual movie.
The video for twenty one pilots’ “Heathens” doesn’t nab any of the actors from the movie, but does feature some interesting set pieces including a drummer and his drum kit wheeling through a prison cell block. It also, as all movie soundtrack music videos are wont to do, cuts in scenes from the film.
Kehlani’s music video for her song “Gangasta” is based on the relationship between The Joker and Harley Quinn. The video is set on a stage similar to the one presented in Suicide Squad‘s nightclub scene and contains brief cuts from most of the scenes Harley Quinn and Joker share with one another in the film.
Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, and Imagine Dragons team up on a huge track featuring Logic and Ty Dolla $ign ft X Ambassadors called “Sucker for Pain.” This video has some nice action scenes from Suicide Squad mixed with some great set pieces based off some of the villains including Deadshot and El Diablo.
And finally, here’s the neat remix music video Warner Bros showed off at their SDCC Hall H Panel:
As a bonus, because I love Grimes, check out her track for the Suicide Squad soundtrack, “Medieval Warfare.”
Alex is the Managing Editor of the Comics Beat. He is also a freelance comics editor with previous credits at Papercutz. He is your go-to fella for creator interviews, conversations about comic book structure, and general DC Comics nerding. Currently geeking out over movies, too.