Leading up to the premiere of his sophomore solo LP Heroes & Villains, Metro Boomin is ramping up for the release, four years in the making, with a short film.
Named after the album, the film opens with a comic book-inspired introduction, narrated by none other than Morgan Freeman, who previously collaborated with Metro and 21 Savage on their 2020 album Savage Mode II. Freeman sets the scene in the fictional Metropolis, describing the city as “on the brink of chaos.”
Directed by Gibson Hazard, the video cuts to a fire station engulfed in flames as the villainous Lakeith Stanfield escapes the scene on a stolen fire truck. Gunna and Young Thug appear as anchormen reporting on the crime. It seems like all is lost when Freeman appears alongside Young Metro to deliver an inspiring speech to rouse the producer to go save the day.
Heroes & Villains is slated to drop on Friday after its original November release date was pushed back due to sample clearance issues. The project follows Metro’s 2018 solo debut, Not All Heroes Wear Capes.
Watch Metro Boomin’s Heroes & Villains short film now. The album is out for streaming on Friday, December 2.
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