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Common set to join Suicide Squad

04.22.2015

David Ayer may be busy filming SUICIDE SQUAD but that doesn't mean the casting process has ended; THR reported today that actor/musician Common has just closed a deal to join the film. Unfortunately that's where the information ends as we're given no indication on who his character could be.

It's interesting to note that way back in 2007 Common had actually been cast as Green Lantern in George Miller's Justice League film which, due to a series of setbacks including the writers-strike, Warner Bros. ended up pulling the plug on. Since then Common has been vocal about his desire for another shot at bringing the character to life; last week's rumour that DC is looking at John Stewart to take up the mantle of Green Lantern as opposed to Hal Jordan certainly gives us a little to speculate about in that regard. I'm just spitballing here but could DC give us our first look at Green Lantern in SUICIDE SQUAD?

Common, who is fresh off an Academy Award win for Best Song in SELMA, joins an already jammed-packed cast which includes Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Adam Beach, Ike Barinholtz, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Eastwood, Jay Hernandez, Karen Fukuhara, and Jared Leto. While I've definitely seen the man pop up in other films I'm much more familiar with his excellent work on AMC's Hell on Wheels.

Which SUICIDE SQUAD role would Common be a good fit for?

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Source: THR

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11:01PM on 04/22/2015
Such a big Common fan, dude deserves big time roles. Excited to see whoever he plays, but I will be bummed if he doesn't end up John Stewart. Feel like that's too good an opportunity to pass up on DCs behalf.
Such a big Common fan, dude deserves big time roles. Excited to see whoever he plays, but I will be bummed if he doesn't end up John Stewart. Feel like that's too good an opportunity to pass up on DCs behalf.
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10:39PM on 04/22/2015
Cool!
Cool!
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9:56PM on 04/22/2015
I don't dislike the guy. In fact I like his music and he was great on Hell on Wheels, but he just doesn't seem right playing a architect/ marine veteran.
I don't dislike the guy. In fact I like his music and he was great on Hell on Wheels, but he just doesn't seem right playing a architect/ marine veteran.
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9:19PM on 04/22/2015
Oh, I sure hope he'll be Jon Stewart's Green Lantern!
Oh, I sure hope he'll be Jon Stewart's Green Lantern!
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9:00PM on 04/22/2015
He's a magic bear killer.
He's a magic bear killer.
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8:51PM on 04/22/2015
Idris Elba is my personal top choice for John Stewart (that's if DC goes in that direction) but in all honestly, Common wouldn't be the worst choice in the world for the role.
Idris Elba is my personal top choice for John Stewart (that's if DC goes in that direction) but in all honestly, Common wouldn't be the worst choice in the world for the role.
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8:57PM on 04/22/2015
Idris Elba. always with the Idris Elba. there are other black actors out there. Idris Elba won't do this. he's already expressed his distaste for wearing funny costumes and tons of CGI during his tenure as Heimdall.
Idris Elba. always with the Idris Elba. there are other black actors out there. Idris Elba won't do this. he's already expressed his distaste for wearing funny costumes and tons of CGI during his tenure as Heimdall.
9:14PM on 04/22/2015
I think Shemar Moore would knock it out of the park. Sure, he's really really pretty, but I think he can be convincingly badass as well. Also think Boris Kodjoe would work.
I think Shemar Moore would knock it out of the park. Sure, he's really really pretty, but I think he can be convincingly badass as well. Also think Boris Kodjoe would work.
7:13AM on 04/23/2015
"Ideas Elba for every role always!" - the Internet
"Ideas Elba for every role always!" - the Internet
8:27PM on 04/22/2015
Ugh not this racist fuck who supports cop killers.
Ugh not this racist fuck who supports cop killers.
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9:04PM on 04/22/2015
LOL at the thumbs down quit being sheep.
LOL at the thumbs down quit being sheep.
12:15PM on 04/24/2015
Speaking of sheep, I think you might've taken a wrong turn. The Fox News message boards are thataway...
Speaking of sheep, I think you might've taken a wrong turn. The Fox News message boards are thataway...
8:25PM on 04/22/2015
Great point about Common almost playing John Stewart. I've never rated him highly as an actor but after seeing him play a Terminator-like assassin in Run All Night, I'd be up for him in Suicide Squad. Black Manta or Black Spider are the natural choices.
Great point about Common almost playing John Stewart. I've never rated him highly as an actor but after seeing him play a Terminator-like assassin in Run All Night, I'd be up for him in Suicide Squad. Black Manta or Black Spider are the natural choices.
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