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Exclusive: Common might be playing Black Manta in David Ayer's Suicide Squad

04.27.2015

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Last week it was reported that actor/rapper Common had joined SUICIDE SQUAD, however there was no word on who he will be playing in the DC comic book movie from FURY and END OF WATCH director David Ayer. Now, take this scoop with a grain or two of salt (or as much as you'd like), but a reliable source has told JoBlo.com that the actor may have been cast as Aquaman's archenemy, Black Manta.

In the comics, Black Manta turned down joining Amanda Waller's Suicide Squad a couple of times, and was part of the Secret Society of Super Villains. But DC and Warner Bros. do have some wiggle room for the big screen take on the character since he really doesn't have a fixed comic book origin.

If true, Black Manta probably won't have a huge role in SUICIDE SQUAD, but will likely have a bigger part in the planned solo Aquaman flick starring Jason Momoa as the King of the Seven Seas. As to who will helm the film, the latest rumor is FURIOUS 7's James Wan is being eyed to direct AQUAMAN. Do you want Common to portray Black Manta, or would you rather see him play a different DC villain?

SUICIDE SQUAD will be in theaters on August 5, 2016, and AQUAMAN is scheduled to be released on July 27, 2018.

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Source: JoBlo.com

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1:06AM on 04/28/2015
Common is actually pretty good and intense on Hell on Wheels, so I'm cautious, but okay if the rumor is true
Common is actually pretty good and intense on Hell on Wheels, so I'm cautious, but okay if the rumor is true
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3:34PM on 04/27/2015

I share everyone's sentiments

Common has never demonstrated he has any acting ability so the idea of him eventually facing off against Aquaman isn't very appealing. Was Idris Elba not available?
Common has never demonstrated he has any acting ability so the idea of him eventually facing off against Aquaman isn't very appealing. Was Idris Elba not available?
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11:44AM on 04/27/2015

So they decided they don't have enough bad actors in this....

.....already? At least Cara Delevingne has company now.
.....already? At least Cara Delevingne has company now.
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11:22AM on 04/27/2015
Hmm, I prefer him as Green Lantern.
Hmm, I prefer him as Green Lantern.
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11:44AM on 04/27/2015
I prefer him to stop pretending to have acting ability.
I prefer him to stop pretending to have acting ability.
11:57AM on 04/27/2015
Touche.
Touche.
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11:11AM on 04/27/2015
I still feel like this is stupid bc they are introducing him here instead of in aquaman. Just not natural. But I'm fine with Common getting the part, only bc I don't want him getting green lantern. He is not a good actor
I still feel like this is stupid bc they are introducing him here instead of in aquaman. Just not natural. But I'm fine with Common getting the part, only bc I don't want him getting green lantern. He is not a good actor
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1:15PM on 04/27/2015
In their defense, as least as far as this one thing goes, Black Manta does have some history in Suicide Squad. Unlike...say...the Joker.
In their defense, as least as far as this one thing goes, Black Manta does have some history in Suicide Squad. Unlike...say...the Joker.
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10:04AM on 04/27/2015

Boring.

Common is nothing special as an actor. Black Manta is a great villain and could've been a star making turn for someone if treated properly, but now it looks like it's a throwaway role. With the way this is going so far he'll probably wear skinny jeans and have those giant hoop earring that stretch out your earlobes.
Common is nothing special as an actor. Black Manta is a great villain and could've been a star making turn for someone if treated properly, but now it looks like it's a throwaway role. With the way this is going so far he'll probably wear skinny jeans and have those giant hoop earring that stretch out your earlobes.
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10:03AM on 04/27/2015
Could be cool I guess.
Could be cool I guess.
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9:17AM on 04/27/2015
Why wouldn't the get him to play John Stewart as the new Green Lantern. Seems like a missed opportunity to me.
Why wouldn't the get him to play John Stewart as the new Green Lantern. Seems like a missed opportunity to me.
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11:45AM on 04/27/2015
Um....because he can't act?
Um....because he can't act?
1:53PM on 04/27/2015
@Des1
That didn't stop them when casting Gal Gadot.
@Des1
That didn't stop them when casting Gal Gadot.
7:36PM on 04/27/2015
LOL.....she's a hell of a lot better than Common.
LOL.....she's a hell of a lot better than Common.
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9:11AM on 04/27/2015
an exclusive rumor?
an exclusive rumor?
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